A lot has changed since Microsoft embraced its “New Ways of Working’ model more than a decade ago. Collaboration has become even more crucial, and designing a physical workplace to support evolving new work styles is essential.
A hybrid workplace requires more clearly communicated shared etiquette and protocols. More explicit norms will increase equity and engagement, and create a sense of inclusion and belonging.
Whether you call it “resimercial,” “ancillary spaces” or “loose furnishings” the goal is the same: attract the best talent by offering a workplace with a relaxed vibe and hip sensibility. This decidedly “anti-corporate” approach to the workplace is intended to inject creativity and humanity into our culture and work process.