In early 2020, Facebook announced building a new office space worth over 1£ billion to accommodate 1,000 new employees. In May, of the same year, the company declared that half of its employees will chose remote work. This is just one of the examples of how a global pandemic has influenced the needs of the corporate office. Therefore, the ‚new normal‘ have raised many questions about the necessity and purpose of the workplace as a physical space.
However, companies that remain loyal to the concept of office work will not escape innovation either. Future offices might have a slightly different purpose then we are used to. Perhaps such a future will create a new description to the term ‚office ‘. It will be a space for collaborations and creativity rather than individual focused tasks. Spaces will be adjusted for both formal and informal communication. The need of privacy will encourage implementation of spaces with the right acoustics. Work surfaces, lounge areas, furniture with adjustable settings will help the office space make the most out of minimum creating an ergonomic environment. In the current situation, we can see that the employee and his needs has become at the center of the company. Therefore, regardless of preferred work location, implemented innovations and new work conditions promise a positive change in the sphere of work organization.