Smart working, smart office, agile work, open space, liquid work, ergonomics ... (and so on and so forth!) Many concepts concerning a single theme: the modernization of the working environment aimed at offering to workers new tools to improve their productivity.In this article we would reveal what will be, according to Estel, the keywords regarding the office layouts in 2018!
Until the early 2000s offices have been focused just on employees’ ergonomic needs because their static work forced them to stay sit for long periods of time, stuck in front of a computer in personal workstation. In the last decade farsighted companies understood the importance of improving movement and communication between workers through the use of new furniture solutions and technologies; the study of a variety of case histories has demonstrate that employees can work better – and even for longer hours – in an environment with indoor and outdoor spaces that offer posture choices and encourage moving and interacting.
Any workeer know exactly how working atmosphere is important in an Office: the human factors (relationship, communication…) is probably the main hallmark, a feature nowadays strictly connected with the interior design. To create the best mood inside a modern workplace it’s important to evaluate the most recurring activities and choose, and place in the right place, specific furniture elements with peculiar charateristics.
In modern society the whole population has become much more sedentary than the past: children, young people, adults and elderly people spend many hours of their day in front of television, smartphones, computers and tablets.
An interesting chat with the Tuscan architect Daniele Canuti, interior designer with a modern and creative approach and a long term experience on a wide range of Smart Office projects. With him we have clarified some key concepts on Smart Working, outlining some future scenarios for this ever-evolving world ...