Can simply changing the working environment in an office bring about workplace cultural change on its own? Writing in the latest edition of Property Week, Geoff Ward, Partner, Stephen George + Partners, outlines why we should be designing offices that are flexible and adaptable, with a wide range of settings to suit all personnel and tasks.
Companies in both private and public sectors have been thinking a lot more about the design of their workplaces; whether it be to drive greater efficiencies from expensive floorspace, to improve working environments to attract and retain staff or to explore alternatives to expensive business relocation.
This comes at a time when office culture itself is undergoing massive change and designers are often charged with facilitating new and evolving ways of working through the spaces they create. But does simply changing the design of the working environment bring about a culture of change in the workplace on its own, or is there more to it than that?
To read the full article in Property Week: One size does not fit all when it comes to workplace design