As workers trickle back to offices across the U.S., many employers may be seeking ways to encourage in-person interaction among employees who’ve worked remotely for 16 months. They would be interested to know about the forecast recently put forth by architecture, design and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide. Its prediction: The future office will evolve to become more like a social club than workplace.
The office as social club will be characterized by several features. Among them will be exclusive use of special benefits. Upon being hired, employees will be granted use of the club’s distinctive amenities: coffee or juice bars, app-based fitness equipment frsom Peloton, Mirror and Tonal and partnerships with socialization-spurring, community-based book clubs, knitting circles, cooking courses, town halls and more. Read more here.