In this episode of The Pivot, we chat with Annie Bergeron, Design Director and Principal at Gensler Toronto.
Are offices on the verge of extinction? With the mass shutdowns and work from home protocols for the majority of industries these last few months, offices have been almost entirely deserted. This new reality has seen companies such as Twitter and Shopify announce their workforce will continue to work from home either full time or in a modified fashion permanently.
However, the majority of people are actually looking forward to a return to office, craving the social and creative fuel collaboration delivers. Tune in to hear Annie discuss how Gensler is planning office design to propel a safe and sustained return to work, keeping space and empathy are at the forefront of the conversation. While many offices may downsize or close altogether, smart and adaptive office spaces will become the real “New Normal” going forward.