“THE OFFICE IS DEAD” – This isn’t new news, it actually died in the 1990s.

Flexible working, and it’s acceleration due to the pandemic, has made us rethink the role of the office. Thanks to broadband, laptops and smartphones, we can work whenever, wherever.

The office is now the hub of culture and creativity within an organisation, as such, it needs to be designed to accommodate and enhance this. It’s not just a matter of tick-box exercises – sofas tick, communal table tick – but understanding how people work needs to be integral to design, not just to aid productivity but to prevent employees leaving.

Check out my piece in Property Week here