Return to Work Strategies Rely Heavily on Interiors
As many industries struggle to attract employees to return to their workplaces, the importance of creating an appealing environment is paramount. Manufacturers are meeting this demand by providing furniture to support “third spaces” throughout the workplace that offer employees areas beyond their desk to work, collaborate, and find a bit of respite in the day.
Furniture and furnishing that offer “consistent comfort” were in high demand evidenced by a surge of lounge and casual products making their way into the corporate world. Some of these include ping pong tables that double as collaboration spaces, rocking chairs to provide comfort and a break from a typical workplace seating, and “perching” seats to offer spontaneous discussion.
Additionally, integrating hospitality and residential influences continues to be a strong strategy for corporate clients seeking to transform the typical workspace. One common theme was leveraging interior fixtures and furnishing to empower employees to have more control over their spaces. From storage solutions for personal items, to creative desk design, bringing the comforts and customization of home into the workplace remains an effective way to entice employees to return.