In most walks of life, people are afraid of change, of being pushed out of their comfort zone. Whether it be changing their hairstyle, their outfit, their friends, favourite bar or restaurant- you name it, ‘change’ is the forbidden c-word.
Companies can get settled in a routine, and become too complacent with their old office. The approach to office design has evolved greatly in the last 30 years, with companies becoming less remote and embracing the ‘mobile’ world; smartphones and laptops are the essential tools that allow people to work anytime, anyplace, anywhere – known in some Gen X circles as ‘Martini working.’
Clients can be reluctant to change their office because they may think that their old design works just fine or perhaps changing the workplace may be daunting and considered to be disruptive to the process – but what if the process is wrong? Workplace designers change workplaces by adding choice to the space, making the workplace adaptable to cater to its users’ needs.