Rethinking The Office Desk

September 20, 2017

By Workspace Resource

Why are adaptable workstations dominating the next generation of office environments?

As our workforce shifts to a new generation of on-the-go individuals with advanced technical skills and high expectations, office design professionals are raising awareness among executives and human resource departments that innovative design within a workplace no longer just focused on function. An office environment is not a secondary environment in which an employee just visits, but rather a part of the individual's identity and part of the company's culture. Innovative design is now, more than ever, required to recruit and retain top talent in the workplace.

One rapidly developing trend is the reinvention of the office desk. Since the earliest days of the American workplace, the office desk has been generally unchanged. Now, however, as employees are reconfiguring their work days to include more web-based conferencing, collaborative meeting spaces, and remote-based work, the number of dedicated office desks may decrease. Additionally, the office desk as we know it is changing. The focus of today's society on health, longevity, and work-life balance has created a new generation of workspaces, including height-adjustable desks, treadmill stations, tables with data integration, and even "wireless" desks. According to an article published by, these types of workstations are "dominating modern commercial workspaces for one simple reason: they adapt to the employee's needs, they don't require the employee to adapt to it."

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