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How Are Modular Designs Creating A More Flexible Workplace? [Future Of Work]

How Are Modular Designs Creating A More Flexible Workplace? [Future Of Work]
Design & Architecture

PSFK is asking readers to take a picture of their favorite workplace escape or share their best technique for maintaining a laser sharp focus.

Wesley Robison
  • 25 august 2012

PSFK Presents The Future Of Work

In yesterday’s Future of Work post, we looked at how open floor plans are encouraging more collaboration among employees, but what if you just need a quiet space to focus for an hour, what do you do then?

If the workplace of the future is going to truly be centered around the needs of each employee, then it needs to be flexible enough to offer privacy, even in the midst of a social setting. These more adaptive environments often rely on modular design elements that can easily be pulled out, reconfigured and moved around, enabling workers to create temporary escapes from noise and other distractions.

Below we share two of interesting pop-up work spaces that we’ve been tracking, but we want you to tell us what you think. Keep reading to find out about today’s PSFK reader challenge.

Flexible Furnishing System Accommodates All Modern Office Functions

Robotic Walls Move Themselves To Create Separate Living Spaces

PSFK is asking readers to show us how they find privacy and solace within their office.

Where do you go to escape from the workplace fray? Do you turn up the volume in your headphones, grab an empty conference room or take an extra long lunch? Take a picture of your favorite workplace escape or share your best technique for maintaining a laser sharp focus.

The best response will get some help finding their privacy with a pair of Beats by Dre Tour Earbuds. Tweet us your ideas to @psfk using #FoW #MySolace so we know who to credit.

Over the next 4-8 weeks we want to start a conversation around what you see is possible in the Future of Work. Feel free to follow the conversation here and participate in the ongoing competitions. Find the previous Week 1 challenge here: Day 1

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