Flexible work arrangements are here to stay

Office practices have changed dramatically over the past year, but one thing’s for sure: flexible work arrangements are here to stay.

In fact, a research by interior design studio Paperspace Asia has found that 97 per cent of employees still believe that the office is crucial for connecting employees, but maintaining flexible work arrangements is a top priority.

Leveraging these insights, the interior design experts have now partnered with the DesignSingapore Council to create a new exhibition that offers visitors an engaging look at the coming evolution of office design.
 


 

Happening from now till May 13 at the National Design Centre, The Office, Disrupted – Redesigning the Workplace in a Time of Change seeks to generate discussions on the shifting definition of the term workplace.

Introducing new ideas surrounding space, human connections and technology, the exhibition ultimately explores how these concepts converge in the workplace to create the ideal work life. It also examines hybrid approaches which redefine work culture and mobility by placing people-centric designs at the heart of future work spaces.

In fact, the public is welcome to try their hand at features and installations within the space, in compliance with safe distancing measures, of course.

Besides the exhibition, there are also weekly panel discussions with thought leaders and dominant figures in key industries; not to mention the launch of the new HybridWork Lab at Paperwork—Paperspace Asia’s co-working arm located within the National Design Centre.
 


 

The HybridWork Lab offers both individual users and corporate teams a first-hand experience of tested examples of innovative design solutions and possibilities set within a hybrid office, accompanied by specially curated workshops and networking events.

With so many discussions and new initiatives regarding the changing work environment and office practices, you’ll definitely want to head down to the National Design Centre to learn more about offices of the future.


The Office, Disrupted – Redesigning the Workplace in a Time of Change runs from now till May 13 at the National Design Centre. More information available here.