A New Era of Work

A New Era of Work

A WorkCafé is a dynamic space that connects people with colleagues, their work, and their organization. It transforms traditional corporate cafeteria real estate into destinations for connection, collaboration, focus and innovation.

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Key Elements: WorkCafé

Welcoming + Vibrant

Leverage design attributes that set a welcoming atmosphere and vibrant ambiance, reflecting the desired brand and culture.

Technology Integration

Allow any worker, as an individual or as a group, to work and meet at any place. Access to power, presentation devices, and Wi-Fi is key for success.

Hosting Characteristics

Hosting is ultimately about making employees feel connected to the organization, their work and each other.

Key Zones: WorkCafé

Meeting Zone
Social Zone
Specialty Zone
Nomadic Zone
Resource Zone

Meeting Zone

Meeting Zone

Meeting Commons

A system of spaces that promotes collaboration, both planned and
spontaneous.Meeting offers a system of spaces that promotes collaboration, both planned and spontaneous.

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Social Zone

Social Zone

Social Zone

Building social networks by using nourishment to attract users throughout the organization, which increases opportunities for chance encounters and cross-pollination.

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Specialty Zone

Specialty Zone

Specialty Zone

Kitchen + dine: supporting workers with dining amenities and various food options.

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Nomadic Zone

Nomadic Zone

Nomadic Zone

A welcoming space that supports a community of mobile workers who learn and share knowledge with each other.

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Resource Zone

Resource Zone

Resource Center

An environment that offers work amenities as well as personalized assistance.

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Wellbeing

Building Wellbeing into the Workplace

Organizational wellbeing made tangible: space, furniture and tools designed to nurture individual wellbeing. Companies are pursuing organizational wellbeing with an enthusiasm never seen before.

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Real Work - 360 Magazine Issue 69: Making Distance Disappear

Real Work

Cool cafés are popping up in corporate environments everywhere. But any office can mimic the cool factor of a coffee shop with Wi-Fi and an espresso machine. Creating a great corporate third place that gives people what they need to do real work requires a lot more.

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La-Z-Boy Case Study

La-Z-Boy: Reinventing an Icon

“We’re attracting rock stars to come here now.” The new La-Z-Boy generates excitement and engagement.

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