Focus spaces and drop-in desks help define the hybrid law office.
Hybrid work arrangements mean firms are trading closed offices and assigned seating for focus spaces and drop-in desks — freeing up square footage for richer amenities and additional collaborative spaces with upgraded A/V technology that make the office a productive space for hybrid work and a cultural hub worth traveling for.
Firms are putting their sustainability credentials on display.
Sustainability is a key differentiator for potential talent, clients, and investors. As firms try to lessen their environmental impact, many are demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing their carbon and physical footprint, pursuing LEED, BREEAM, and other certifications, and designing the workplace to enable resource efficiency.
Design for culture and inclusion will stimulate workplace collaboration.
Culture is key to attracting and retaining talent. The physical workplace is essential in defining and sharing a firm’s culture with employees and clients. Offices should enable interaction and support connection and mentoring, while creating a sense of belonging for all employees. Creating human-centric workplaces that inspire purpose and demonstrate organizational values will help firms stand out to potential talent and clients alike.