Undeniably, there is a movement among generation Y to join the workforce and remain free from the binds of a desk. Advancements in technology have made working a free and independent experience that fosters collaboration or separation based on the individual’s choice. As generation X and Y alter the demographic in most offices, they alter work spaces they occupy as well.
Built environments are adapting their spatial models to cater to this change in preference for work space. If the first place is home, second place is work, the concept of a third place – whether it be a coffee shop, library or outdoor space, these are becoming the ideal and natural place to work.
When the true third place is unrealistic based on profession, offices are now creating spaces that serve the same purpose; often mimicking the idea of that “ideal” space without leaving the office environment.
For the lucky few that don’t require the dedicated office space, get creative! There are countless creative spaces that allow for working unconventionally.