Year on year the Active team follow the latest design trends and concepts in the workplace. Through the attendance of a range of industry events including; trade shows, seminars and discussions, Active has seen both the development of existing trends as well as several new trends immerge into the market.
2016 has seen many changes in the workplace. With millennials now accounting for the majority of today's workplace and Gen Z entering for the first time, designers are now catering for a new audience when it comes to workplace design.
So what trends have we seen this year…?
The Rise of Co-working
2016 has seen a dramatic rise in the use of Co-working spaces, with almost 80% of the UK's Co-working spaces planning to expand in the near future according to The Social Workplace. Traditionally occupied by freelancers and start-ups, co-working spaces are now attracting bigger businesses seeking a more flexible working environment. The co-working office offers a range of benefits; not only allowing workers to network with other companies but also to connect with people within their own organisation that they might not normally deal with on a day to day basis. By providing an environment designed to accommodate a range of different job roles and people, employees are more likely to be inspired and productive in their work.