The idea below is one of many ideas from our 2023 Occupant Experience Ideabook (which you can download here). Today's idea is from Occupier's Matt Giffune, Co-Founder & CEO. He discusses how a workspace is more than just an office, and that it should prioritize human experience.
Matt Giffune, Co-Founder & CEO, Occupier
The workplace in its most literal definition is a place to work. That begs the question, does the workplace have to be synonymous with an office? After 3 years of testing that question, the answer is no. The workplace does not have to be synonymous with an office. The office is simply a vessel for working.
Today, there are numerous commercial real estate vessels from which to work. Coworking spaces, hybrid offices, tech-powered coffee shops, the home office and even WiFi-enabled parks and gardens. What do all the above spaces have in common? They prioritize the human experience.
At the end of the day, employees are happier and more productive working in a way that best suits their lifestyle. This shift away from the office to work anywhere puts the onus on employers to foster a collaborative, diverse, and community-oriented culture.
For office occupiers, the next question to answer is what makes our space so irresistible that employees want to come into work?
To read more ideas from the 2023 Occupant Experience Ideabook, download here.