The Future of the Open Office, Three Trends that Will Dominate the Workplace in 2018, and More!

Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web. 

Actors Rainn Wilson, Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer of ‘The Office.’ (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/ Getty Images via Forbes)

  • The Office, starring Steve Carell, explored the absurd extremes of open office corporate culture at fictional Dunder Mifflin. During the show’s run from 2005-2013, open office popularity peaked and were essentially the main character of the show—the catalyst for office chaos. Forbes reports that recent studies are showing that open-floor workspaces may not actually increase efficiency and productivity as much as we previously thought.
  • With 2017 being a year of major growth and maturity for the flexible workspace industry, AllWork.Space outlines the next three trends that will dominate in 2018.
  • Dwell shares the top 10 offices that resonated with their readers.
  • Design choices in today’s law offices have become more intentional as they downsize in response to declining revenue and increased IT security and tech expenses, says Bisnow. Modern law offices now have more natural light, smaller individual spaces and share many of the same traits of a modern tech office.

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