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  • Will we cease sitting in the office of the future?
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How has hot-desking changed the office space?

Despite the rise of hot-desking and Gen Y’s preference for breakout spaces, only 4% of British employees would prefer to work on shared desks. So what does the perfect multi-generational workplace look like? And how can companies communicate their brand values to employees through their walls and floors?

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In 2003, The Times published an article in which it cited humour to be a new and innovative way to engage employees, highlighting that British Airways had hired a former management consultant to be a corporate jester and that Kodak had created a ‘laughter room’ in its US offices. [1] At the time, these ideas seemed abstract and aspirational, but now, thanks to Gen Y – who will soon account for 50% of the global labour force – ‘original’ office design has gone mainstream, with businesses understanding that a well-designed and engaging workplace makes for happy, more ...

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