The future of the workplace – Living Office

Posted by Lauren on September 11th 2015 - Latest News, Office Fashion

Herman Miller after many years of research have proudly launched the Living Office concept. This new concept of working offers a new way of working to enrich the users workplace. Tomorrow’s offices need to attract, nurture, enable and retain the talent that will drive innovation and execution, and bring an organisation’s strategy to life. Through an optimised variety of settings, a Living Office will give individuals something that cannot be had in any other place: a spiritual connection to work and colleagues; a platform for increased productivity and effectiveness and a more naturally human experience of interaction and creation. To accommodate the many needs of people doing different work, Living Office proposes a shift from standardised workstations and generic meetings rooms, to a diverse landscape of purposeful settings.

Can a workplace boldly declare your purpose and address your business priorities? Can it say something about who you are to all who pass through its doors? Can it be custom-made to meet the shifting demands of the work being carried out there? Of course it can, but most do not. Most workplaces offer a standardised, generic solution that could just as well suit the next set of tenants. Living Office offers a methodology to create an office where people will want to be, and where everyone can do their best work.

Herman Millers Living Office does this by offering different setting within the office environment.

– Haven offers a small shelter where focused work can be done without distraction or alternatively a quiet place to contemplate and unwind.
– A Hive area is usually a grouping of workstations and offers a setting for numerous people to engage harmoniously in individual or collaborative work.
– A Jump space consists of highly approachable work points that facilitate work for a distinct and discrete period of time.
– A clubhouse is generally a work area that can belong to teams assigned to a specific long term project or department.
– Cove is a compact space within proximity to individual work points or common areas that enables people to assemble and engage with each other for short periods of time.
– The Meeting space is designed to support information sharing.
– A Landing is an open perching spot adjacent to Meeting Spaces or Forums
– A Workshop is the ideal setting for people to work together and generate new ideas.
- A Forum is designed to support the presentation of content
– A Plaza acts as the vibrant and dynamic heart of the landscape.

For further information on this exciting new concept for working, please contact us where we can discuss your individual working environments.


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