Top Trends in Hybrid Office Design for 2023
According to new data from Gallup released in August 2022, approximately 56% of full-time employees in the U.S – more than 70 million workers – say their job can be done remotely.
The trend is not limited to any one industry. According to the report, “In almost every industry we surveyed, a larger percentage of those working remotely are employed by large organizations compared with small ones.” It seems that more and more companies are recognizing the benefits of a hybrid workforce and are making it a top priority for their workforce.
In fact, according to another study by Owl Labs, 42% of people with a remote work option want to work remotely more often in the next five years. That’s why we’ve put together our top trends for hybrid office design in 2023:
One of the biggest design trends for hybrid working is creating an open plan office that can be easily adapted based on the needs of different employees. This type of design allows employees who work remotely to be able to come into the office and easily alter it to fit their needs.
It’s no secret that people are less likely to stick around when they feel like they don’t have any control over how their workspace looks or functions. With this in mind, we think it’s important when designing hybrid working spaces to prioritize flexibility when selectin furniture. Think: moveable furniture that can work for different needs at different times. Most Nook Pods come with lockable casters for seamless mobility – so you can create the perfect space for workshops, solo focused spaces, divisions between spaces, and add workable space to underutilized space (like hallways and breakrooms).
The more opportunities there are for employees to collaborate with one another, the more productive they will be overall. This means creating spaces where several people can meet simultaneously without being distracted by one another’s conversations or other activities (such as eating lunch).
Another design trend for hybrid working involves technology that employees can use to stay connected with each other even when they are not in the same physical space. This means technology, such as video conferencing software, which allows employees who work remotely access face-to-face meetings with their colleagues. And when employees are in the office, make sure they have a quiet space they can make calls from without distracting everyone in the room.