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As preconceptions about what an office or other workspaces ‘should’ look like continue to disappear, we are seeing some of the most innovative and exciting design trends in workplace history. 

The rise of the open space office may have been the largest turning point, giving architects and desires a nearly blank canvas with which to work.

Today, the driving force behind many trends is not as much what the office space looks like, but rather how it can best be used. The goal is to help employees work as efficiently as possible while supporting their health & well-being. 

After all, a happy employee is a hard-working one! 

Some of these trends may seem unusual or even counter-intuitive. But considering the positive employee feedback and mounting evidence through studies, the following office design trends are definitely some that your company should consider implementing.

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The traditional "Open Workspace," featuring spacious workrooms packed with uniform rows of desks, is a lasting artifact of the 1950’s.

The technique served its role in the days of one-size-fits-all uniformity, boasting an environment that promoted (in theory) face-to-face collaboration. Experts believed that people working in close proximity tend to exchange ideas and responsibilities freely - more freely than workers in isolated offices. 

A spur of the moment concept can be discussed democratically, rather than saved for the boardroom. The business benefits from the teamwork mentality that pervades the workplace, and the design itself avoids the costs of partitioning the office into individual spaces.

Made popular by tech firms like Google, open work spaces seemed to be the new industry standard and was embraced by many. The latest workplace design trends, however, prove that this concept is not the final word in office layout. 

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Technology and increased connectivity have been the drivers of massive changes workplace layout, regardless of industry or location. 

Keeping abreast of these improvements can help an organization dominate, but to truly outclass the competition, they need to know how to implement the right office design trends. 

Thanks to the increased flexibility technology has given us, the ultimate workspace should be adaptable. It should give employees the ability to work to their full potential in an environment that is comfortable and makes each and every one of their tasks easier. 

Truly cutting edge companies have quietly been revolutionizing the idea of office furniture for some time. Here are some of the most effective furniture trends that your company should be using.

Modern Office Furniture With Added Tech

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