The workplace and office space environment has come full circle in terms of design. Before the introduction of the cubicle, open office plans were commonplace. When the cubicle was introduced in the 60’s, the designer’s intentions were to give flexibility and independence to workers in the open office who craved privacy. The cubicle grew in popularity in the 80’s and 90’s when mergers and acquisitions were rampant. Instead of workers feeling more independent in their offices, they began to feel disposable as businesses got rid of one group and quickly replaced them with another. As Millennials entered the workplace in the 2000’s, open office designs reappeared, but with a fresh twist on an old classic.
You can read more about the history of the workplace here.
Now, serviced business centers are catching on and adding design elements that combine the best of all worlds. Private space, shared space, and social elements that breathe life back into the workplace. Below, we’ve featured several Preferred Office Network business centers and office space that showcase great alternatives to the old, tired office.
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