Flexible structures

Our world is changing. The factors of influence are diverse: mobility, digitalisation, networking and globalisation, demographic change, individuality and work-life balance. We face up to this and adapt to it. But what about our office surroundings? Progressive digitalisation has not only changed the communication behaviour and social interaction of generation Y, but has also completely transformed their work structures in offices. The classic office layout with territorial work areas is being increasingly replaced by flexible structures that are optimised for working with mobile end devices.

Informal methods of communication are simultaneously given more flexibility, as unusual ideas demand surroundings that are more relaxing than traditional work spaces. The workplace then becomes an infrastructure consisting of various room- and communication concepts, enabling all participants to work in teams and projects in a networked way.

Modern function zones

A modern office must be designed according to the individual needs of the employees. They should feel good and their work should be supported. In modern, future-capable office layouts, this recognition is reflected by equipping open office landscapes with diverse functional zones. Lounge areas are given a key role in this respect, where relaxed atmospheres enable employees to retreat with their laptop or tablet for the purpose of developing creative concepts. Just as beneficial in terms of creativity are similar areas for informal discussions among colleagues.

Joint project Office 21

In order to realise changes and additional requirements in good time and to address them with our products, TRILUX is a project partner in the joint project Office 21 of the Fraunhofer Institute IAO. This network is an association of leading companies, e.g. Microsoft and Haworth. Potential developments in the world of office work are researched cooperatively and specific options for action are developed subsequently.