Reshaping our work space: Is the corner office dead?
The discussions continue in the real estate world revolving around the future of our work space, and particularly, what we do when Millennials and Generation Z’s want their work environment and their play environment …. at the same time. Do they truly want it all? Times are indeed changing, and the workforce is now made up of four generations: Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964); Generation X (born 1965-1980); Millennials (born 1981-1996); Generation Z (born 1997-2010). With these different generational gaps come different approaches and priorities to the work space, and we can see this mirrored in the current trends of office buildings today. To put it into perspective, I myself am a Baby Boomer. When I began my career, there were no options as to the type of office environment I was looking for when I entered the workforce, nor did I give any thought to the amenities I preferred, or aesthetics I found most pleasing. Accounting firms, and the majority of other corporate office buildings at the time were typically all the same.