Does office space have to do with trends?
When we step back and look in perspective, we see that it’s about business and design first and foremost. And, BMA Group, a company specialized in Design & Construction of Office Spaces, with over 15 years of experience, present in Paris and Lisbon, has this very clear.
The pandemic has forced us to work differently and use technology in new ways. We’ve changed the way we view the workplace and better understand the need to be intentional about where we work. We live in an interconnected world and depend on our creative ability to drive innovation. There are many discussions about what the future of work will look like. They tend to be distracting and occur in an ocean of vague ideas, diluted by generic information used to support these concepts.
Technology has evolved very quickly and has allowed for greater individual customization, although many still seek standardized solutions that tend to fail to recognize what is really important and unique in each organization. There is no return. Many of the concepts for designing office spaces have changed, in some cases quite dramatically. In defining a new workplace, the typical design process just scratches the surface. To be effective, the workplace needs to be personalized. A standardized solution potentially addresses few benefits in today’s competitive landscape.
It is necessary to focus on individuals and teams, not on the general plurality. But applying a concept from another organization completely defeats the intent of the concept. With that in mind, office space now becomes a strategic and tactical tool for achieving goals. It is no longer so generic and becomes an environment that supports all the functions and interactions necessary for good performance. Designing spaces to support people, providing a great experience and creating healthy work environments are now just the basic minimum prerequisite. The workplace is about business. We must remain focused on the true reason for its existence: the purpose, the people and all the great things that come together to make each organization a unique success. For all these reasons, Space Planning, Interior Design and the most efficient and sustainable way of carrying out Fit-out Works has gained a strong relevance in office spaces.