Modern working environments are shaped by numerous trends. However, flexibility and the increasing use of digitalisation are common throughout. At DURABLE, ‘New Work Solutions’ focuses on developing products that best support employees working in agile teams, in different places and in dynamic environments.
The requirements that a workplace needs to fulfil have increased considerably. Besides products and solutions that provide flexibility, those that make the workplace more welcoming – from ergonomics to lighting – are also high in demand. Both in the office and at home. Modern working environments are shaped by numerous trends. However, flexibility and the increasing use of digitalisation are common throughout. Digital transformation, globalisation and mega-trends such as artificial intelligence, health, sustainability, individualisation and – last but by no means least – the coronavirus pandemic are presenting major challenges for companies in terms of office design.Digitalisation has given rise to multiple new technologies, which means that offices also need to undergo transformation if they are to support these new working methods and processes. Traditional desks and individual offices should make way for the modern, social world of flexible office spaces that support a range of different uses. Old-fashioned work processes and office concepts, outdated infrastructures, poorly designed floor plans and excessively long information chains impede productivity and the quality of work.