2017 Workplace Trends
2017 DESIGN TRENDS FOR THE EVOLVING WORKPLACE
‘TRENDS’ ARE GONE – IT’S ALL ABOUT EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN
Design ‘trends’ as we’ve known them, are gone.
2017 Design Trends are breaking new ground.
Trending colour schemes, the latest furniture, or stylish finishes no longer drive design. An aesthetic design has become an expectation. Companies are looking for greater personalisation in an office design. Designers will need to delve deeper into the culture, business operations, values and goals of the organisation and translate these needs into the workplace model.
As technology and science improve, data and evidence will drive design. This has already begun. Westpac have recorded a 15% reduction in sick days as a result of a new agile workplace.1 Designers will review collected data to determine work styles and behavioural changes in response to strategic workplace design. A successful office design will not just be measured by ‘feel good’ feedback, but rather by data evidence to determine which office styles and concepts will be beneficial for productivity and engagement.