The Importance of Face-to-Face Interaction Grows, Bringing People Back to the Office

The Importance of Face-to-Face Interaction Grows, Bringing People Back to the Office

updated December 21, 2018

A new report from architect and design firm Gensler indicates how the next generation of office buildings will draw employees back to the workplace. This is due to the increased importance and power of face-to-face interaction, and because modern office design increasingly caters towards this, particularly with the influx of flexible and coworking spaces.

This year’s 2018 Design Forecast report, Shaping the Future of Cities, predicts that design will “put people back at the centre.”

The workspace mindset has definitely changed, with the ‘one size fits all’ prefix no longer at the forefront. Multipurpose buildings will become default, making single-use spaces obsolete. Human interaction and flexibility are at the core of this, making well-designed coworking spaces a prime solution.

In a survey conducted by CMS, respondents stated that they want their workspace to feel more like a community and that they expect landlords will participate in providing this experience. Again, enter coworking spaces, perfectly positioned to cater to these needs.

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