2019 Workplace Trend Predictions

by Bob Fox via Work Design Magazine

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Work Design publisher, Bob Fox has again spent the month of January picking the brains of industry experts, clients, and peers while reviewing patterns in the market to round up his predictions for the biggest workplace trends in 2019. His list of five major trends include some new and some continuations that he expects will make an impact on the workplace this year.

From JOB to JOY: How to Find JOY at Work, No Matter What Your Job Is

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From JOB to JOY. It’s only one letter, yet it’s a huge chasm for many people. “Job” typically denotes drudgery, boredom, suffering, penury, lack of freedom, painful necessity and everything that’s totally antithetical to joy. Moving from JOB to JOY just doesn’t seem possible.

Say hello to Heya

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In Japanese, Heya means “small room.” @OFS Brands Designer Roger Webb created Heya to form smaller spaces within an environment. Designed for both individuals and groups in mind, Heya’s comfort and visual softness allow these small rooms to blend seamlessly into the office, while still providing the closeness and privacy people need to really focus. Webb took Heya to a more portable level with Heya mobile, creating the option to adjust the space according to employee needs throughout the day.

"What's your budget?"

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"What's your budget?" is sometimes a scary question. This furniture budgeting tool from @AllSteel can eliminate some of your worry. It provides a preliminary furniture pricing estimate on a square footage basis, helping you to develop your budget early on in the furniture planning process. The tool will generate a pricing estimate based on three levels of finish: low, medium, and high grade.