The 20s have only barely begun but let’s fast-forward to the 30s. What do you think your office is going to look like in 10 years? First off, are you still in it, and second, what kind of future decor and tech are you picturing?
If we’re going by what’s trending now, expect a lot more glass. Windows and “daylighting” are the hottest things in workplace design and it’s all so employees can feel connected to the outside world. Because letting us leave the office and actually go outside is apparently, not an option.
How much personal space do you think you’ll have at work in 10 years? Studies are starting to push back on the idea of open floor plans, aka get here early or don’t have a place to sit plans. But architect John Thurmanbelieves that individual office sizes will continue to shrink and businesses will focus on “layout flexibility” and “collaborative meeting spaces.”
As for common areas in 2030, some businesses are putting beer taps in, others are adding nap rooms, and plenty will still be rocking the same microwave they’ve had since the business first opened.
Can you not picture your office even existing in the next decade? With technology making it easier to work remotely, there could come a point where your boss just decides to use their rent money on raises for you and your fellow employees and seriously downsize their business space. But let’s be honest, you probably have as good a chance at that raise as you do in driving a flying car to work in 2030.
Source: Know News