Listen: Workers Rejecting the “Sea of Sameness”
A 360 Real Time Podcast with Chris Congdon
Introduction: Christine Congdon, Editor of 360 & Director of Global Research Communications, discusses how standardizing workplaces for efficiency with a uniform approach limits the worker’s potential for inspiration, creativity, and social connections.
Overwhelmingly, workers are rejecting the uninspiring sea of sameness that has come to be known as “the office.” Standardized for efficiency, this uniform approach limits their potential for inspiration, creativity and social connection with others. Instead, workers are seeking authenticity, self-expression, and the freedom to choose where and how they work. Some call it an office renaissance.
This cultural movement is redefining the corporate workplace — from a singular focus on efficiency, towards a pluralistic approach that enriches the physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing of people.
More closely resembling a vibrant community, this dynamic new ecosystem of spaces supports all of the ways people want to work. When thoughtfully curated, these destinations blend design, materiality and performance in a way that creates a vibe and transcends the trends of the day.
Listen to 360 Magazine editor, Chris Congdon, as she speaks to the research behind this cultural movement and how these spaces can have an increased focus on the emotional wellbeing of people, benefiting both workers and organizations.
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