What To Consider When Designing Work Spaces For Different Generations

This article addresses the changing needs of office employees based on generational differences.  Workplace furniture manufacturers are increasingly suggesting that “executives need to take the different generations of workers into account when designing workspaces.”  Baby Boomers tend to expect more of a quiet environment and status indicators, contrasted with the youngest workers who are used to more collaboration and technology.

The author explores concepts such as hoteling, open floor plans, and spontaneous collaboration and the ways in which offices must accommodate multiple generations.

Source: Amy Schurr, Network World; Sep 18, 2007

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