In an era of stand-up desks and walking meetings, not being stuck in one seat all day is becoming the norm. Most people spend the majority of their day sitting at work, but too much sitting in the same position is detrimental to your health and well-being. To encourage employees to get up and move around the office.
Most people spend the majority of their day sitting at work, but too much sitting in the same position is detrimental to your health and well-being.
Not only do employees at Workspaces, South Korea, get to enjoy an outdoor space during the workday, they also have the option to literally hang out in oversize hanging chairs. The vibrant colors and tufted cushions beckon anyone in need of a screen break.
“Often, offices are designed to reflect the culture of the city or region where they’re located. As soon as you see this space in Tokyo, you’ll recognize the seiza-style mats
that are traditionally used in Japan to kneel on.”
There’s more than comfort riding on this design shift. Research shows that today’s workforce is more productive when there’s flexibility and autonomy in choosing where they can sit and get their work done. According to the Gensler 2019 U.S. Workplace Survey, 79 percent of employees in workplaces with a variety of settings reported having a great work experience.