How can our building environments keep up with the fast paced, ever-changing work force? Gone are the days when private offices reigned supreme and when the water cooler was the only casual meeting place where you could share a collaborative conversation with a coworker. Today, you can have a video conference call while riding the subway on your way to your next client meeting.

Technology has changed the way we work and think. With a new techno-savvy workforce about to hit the market, our work spaces need to change too.  Knoll has provided us with a short illustrative video to inform us just what these spaces are and what they need to accomplish in order to make our work successful.

Refuge – ‘Get away’ space for focus or private one-on-one conversations

Enclave – ‘Get together’ area for a small group to exchange ideas

Team Meeting – Gathering space for a team project meeting

Assembly – Planned interactions and collaborative work

Community – ‘Town center’ spaces to encourage impromptu connections