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White Paper: The Future of Work

Our partner Herman Miller identifies three shifts to help organizations navigate the post-pandemic future.

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Without a crystal ball there's no telling what the future will hold, but our partner Herman Miller has been at the forefront of office design since their entry into the market in 1942, and has crucial insights that can help businesses succeed in the post-pandemic world. To understand how the pandemic has changed what the workplace looks like, and how it will continue to evolve in the future, Herman Miller's Global Research and Insights Team conducted a six-month virtual listening tour, conducting over 160 conversations with corporate, real estate, and interior design leaders.

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Key Insights

Examine a Hybrid Approach

Companies that empower their workers to choose where and when they work will nurture autonomy and increase productivity. Employees should receive the same level of support and access outside of the office as they do when they choose to come in.

Embrace the Office's Unique Role

Your office should be an asset to employees, supporting the activities that working from home has made difficult. A desirable and inclusive office will help you retain your staff and attract top talent.

Empower Your People to Shape Their Space

The office needs to be adaptable, not flexible. Instead of a layout that can easily be changed by a facilities team, design your space so that employees can reshape it to their needs at a moments notice with products like the OE1 Workspace Collection.

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