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  • Rhona Jamieson

Design With Impact to Create an Office That Works Well

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Three images of the modern office

With everything that’s been going on over the last few years, the office is now a very different place to what it was even five years ago.

Firms are having to rethink their space. Whether that’s to change its function because the space is now being used differently, or because they’re trying to encourage staff to leave the comforts of home.

With this in mind, our partners at MillerKnoll have been examining not only what is needed, but also what staff want from their office space.

By talking to clients and looking at global research from Future Forum, MillerKnoll discovered:

81% of workers want location flexibility
93% of workers want schedule flexibility


85% of workers want time in the office

Designing an office that allows workers to do a number of different tasks while still offering all of them flexibility and choice is a tough ask.

So MillerKnoll have highlighted three key priorities that need to be considered when redefining workplaces: wellbeing, connection, and change.

They established that firms need to:

Understand the human needs and considerations for their people’s wellbeing
Consider how place can facilitate connection to both the organisation and each other.
Navigate, prepare and design for constant change

Workplace design can no longer be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ and it also needs to be ready to adapt and change as individuals’ needs and organisations’ business goals shift.

Therefore, MillerKnoll believes we need to Design With Impact’.

We’ll be exploring each of these key themes and how MillerKnoll believes they can be put in place practically in the modern workplace.

We’ll also give examples of the type of furniture Wellworking can provide to help you create spaces that meet each of these priorities.

First up – Wellbeing.



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