An editorial blog about workspace design and the future office from the mind of ROOM.
Many of us will spend a third of our lives in what we broadly refer to as “the office.” But these ubiquitous spaces often fail to support the needs of the people inside, nor are they designed to adapt to the inevitability of change. Luckily, visionaries and companies around the world are transforming the workplace as we know it, designing for physical and mental health, personal growth and connection.
This fresh movement animates ROOM and has done so from the beginning. In fact, we designed our first product, the office phone booth, to nurture peace and privacy within open-plan offices. It was a great start. But we believe that for the office revolution to improve lives, society, and the world, it demands more than physical products. After all, how we experience work goes far beyond desks, ergonomic chairs, and conference rooms. It’s about leadership and collaboration. The office, too, should be about cultivating healthy lifestyles and sustainable design, which benefit colleagues, the office environment in general, and the planet. The best workplaces support, rather than limit, experimentation and individuality.
Consider /tomorrow an editorial exploration of how we all can return to a better way of working. It’s an honest look at the ideas that are sparking transformative change in the way we work. From workplace experience and design, to the individual journey of navigating the modern world of work, we collaborate with experts in myriad fields to help inspire and guide your welcome efforts in supporting the most valuable asset in business today, our people.
It’s time for us all to redesign the future of the working world. /tomorrow begins today.