How are offices changing?

How are offices changing?

The pandemic and hybrid working have changed the very idea of the office. This is not only changing the design and purpose of offices, but the look of cities too.

00:00 – The office: a shifting concept
00:57 – What do future offices look like?
02:30 – The office as a social destination
03:20 – The rising demand for flexible work
04:06 – How should hybrid employees be managed?
06:01 – Will hybrid work worsen gender inequality?
06:36 – How will flexible working reshape cities?

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  1. Kngjoe A on October 4, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Younger workers are not going to waste their time driving two hours a day to sit in a box for 8-12 hours.

  2. Antonio Lemos on October 4, 2022 at 5:13 am

    A Onipotência do SENHOR JESUS CRISTO Vivo; ELE Mata, e Faz Viver, ELE Fere, e ELE Sara, e as Suas Mãos Curam; é o que nos Revela o ESPÍRITO SANTO de DEUS Vivo em Nome do SENHOR JESUS CRISTO
    Palavra da Boca de DEUS Vivo em Nome do SENHOR JESUS CRISTO com o ESPÍRITO SANTO escritas nas Escrituras Sagradas:- Deuteronômio 32:39. – I Samuel 2:6. – Jó 5:18. – Isaías 38:16. – Jeremias 17:14. – Jeremias 33:6. – Mateus 12:22. – 19:2. – Lucas 4:18-19. – 6:18-19. – "Vede AGORA que EU, EU o Sou, e mais Nenhum DEUS Comigo; EU Mato, e EU Faço Viver; EU Firo, e EU Saro; e Ninguém há que Escape da Minha Mão. O SENHOR é o que Tira a Vida e a dá Faz Descer à Sepultura e Faz tornar a Subir dela. Porque ELE Faz a Chaga, e ELE mesmo a Liga; ELE Fere, e as Suas Mãos Curam. SENHOR, com estas Coisas se Vive, e em Todas elas está a Vida do meu espírito; portanto, Cura-me e Faze-me Viver. Sara-me, SENHOR, e Sararei: Salva-me, e Serei Salvo; porque Tu És o meu Louvor. Eis que EU Farei Vir sobre ela Saúde e Cura, e os Sararei; e Lhes Manifestarei Abundância de Paz e de Verdade. Trouxeram-lhe então um Endemoninhado Cego e Mudo; e, de tal modo o Curou, que o Cego e Mudo falava e via. E Seguiram-no muitas gentes e Curou-as ali. O ESPÍRITO do SENHOR é sobre MIM, pois que me Ungiu para Evangelizar os Pobres, Enviou-me a Curar os quebrantados do coração, A Apregoar Liberdade aos Cativos e dar Vista aos Cegos; a por em Liberdade os Oprimidos; e Anunciar o ano Aceitável do SENHOR. Os quais tinham Vindo para o Ouvir, e serem Curados das suas Enfermidades, como Também os Atormentados dos espíritos Imundos: e eram Curados. E Toda a Multidão procuravam Tocar-lhe; porque Saía DELE Virtude, e Curava a Todos." €€€

  3. Korea Walking Trip 걸어서 한국 여행 Exciting Korea! on October 4, 2022 at 5:13 am

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  4. Stacey Park on October 4, 2022 at 5:14 am

    With inflation running at a four-decade high, Recession is now the ‘most likely outcome for the economy. People are asking how to grow their portfolio to outpace inflation and maintain a successful long-term strategy? I have been searching of investors making about $250k profit in this current crashing market. This is one more reason why you must save and invest to ensure profit and ensure success.

  5. LRS on October 4, 2022 at 5:15 am

    The office is expensive for businesses and employees
    Biz=OverheadEmployees=Transporation, Clothing, Time, Social Obbligations

  6. Jesse Dameron on October 4, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Wow. Very informative and very well-done video.

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  10. Entropy As a Service on October 4, 2022 at 5:22 am

    I’ll tell you how. In broad daylight in front of everyone! It’s shameful! I have to pass this particular building on my way to work. I know of it’s habits so I try to avert my gaze. But this one time I accidentally caught a glimpse. That’s when it said , " you can look but don’t touch. teehee". What was that all about? You are the one flashing everyone and you dare assume I’m some sort of deviant? And what about keeping my wife inside you for 8 hours everyday? This is what I have to deal with every single day. Glad you shed some light on it.

  11. Age of Reason on October 4, 2022 at 5:22 am

    This is called society resting on its laurels. Trying to redesign workplace environment as if it’s going to increase productivity in double-digit figures is madness. This kind of mentality is what makes artificial (fake) productivity possible where company CEOs are able raise billions of dollars for a company that has yet to turn a profit solely by using corporate newspeak and social media to pump their yet-to-be products/services. This trend started in Silicon Valley and it is very scary to see it spreading across the globe. Unemployment in the US is 3.9% while inflation is 9.1% (really 15-20%), housing is unaffordable, debt levels are at all-time highs and at a point of no return. How can this be if so many people are employed? The answer lies in the previous statement. Fake productivity spurred on by helicopter money. All that money is supporting unprofitable companies (40% of S&P companies have negative earnings). Fake fortunes (YT, Instagram, do-nothing celebrities making millions), etc. etc. You can’t sustain an steroid economy forever. Every day the bucket go to the well. One day the bottom will fall out.

  12. gmshadowtraders on October 4, 2022 at 5:22 am

    Too much fancy editing and needless cuts. What the heck is going on, I have a friggin headache now dude…

  13. CornishPasty on October 4, 2022 at 5:23 am

    The office was already becoming obsolete prior to Covid. Since the start of my career… 15 years ago… I have worked with individuals across the country and the world. We’ve always connected and collaborated online and my in-office work has simply been for me to show my face. Everything I do today is on the cloud. My vendors are in different cities. The tools HQ are in different cities!

    At my current role, I have coworkers who are in their late 50s/early 60s who are refusing to adapt and change. They act as if this is a new thing… it is not and has been happening for a couple of decades now. Time to progress or get left behind.

    The days I go into the office are my least productive due to interruptions from colleagues who just want to stand in my doorway and gab.

  14. Callum Mullans on October 4, 2022 at 5:23 am

    🤩🤩🤩 I felt like we were being slowly devalued across all industries but this seems like a major improvement.

  15. Mr.Yeti64 on October 4, 2022 at 5:25 am

    Hate our office. So much.

  16. Nabil Grid on October 4, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Remote work is half a chance half a challenge.
    Concerning postive aspects, the main one is time spent in public transportation. Salaries can allocate this time to other activities, like enjoying moments with family, especially in the morning.
    Also, this way of working help to increase productivity. Indeed, studies show that time spending doing ancilliary activities is much more important at the office than at home.
    Concerning negative aspects, loneliness is definitely a major feature. It can lead to depression for isolated individuals.
    Working at home could be detrimental for effectiveness because workers are subjected to forgetfulness.

    It is undeniable that this working style is  included in workers habits nowadays. It is even a prerequisite in job searches.
    Some people will give priority to working environment than the salary.

  17. RandomnessTube on October 4, 2022 at 5:30 am

    If only we had this mentality for lower paid jobs.

  18. Jeffrey Hulkman on October 4, 2022 at 5:30 am

    My greatest concern is how to recover from all these economic and global troubles and stay afloat especially with the political power tussle going on in the US.

  19. Stefan Baluta on October 4, 2022 at 5:32 am

    I’m about two minutes in. Those “office designs” are hideous. I don’t want to share a table with someone else, I want at least a little bit of space. How am I supposed to open a confidential email or have a call with any degree of sensitive honesty in an office like that!

  20. Kristine Karpovica on October 4, 2022 at 5:33 am

    Office is a jail

  21. Westcork1916 on October 4, 2022 at 5:33 am

    Collaborative office space is basically "boiler room chic". Employees have no ability to personalize their space. There is no privacy and it’s difficult to concentrate. Some employees, the ones that are sociable and extroverted, love this format. But introverts are disappointed and leaving in droves.

  22. Tanya Davies on October 4, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Social gathering? 😏 Nah…sounds like repackaging why the office is still essential.

  23. Algernon Seeland on October 4, 2022 at 5:39 am


  24. Susan Karen on October 4, 2022 at 5:39 am

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  25. A 47 on October 4, 2022 at 5:40 am

    The only people who have problem with WFH are office politics people. People whos base skill is office politics (which is not at all productive). Also the bosses who like to sit on top of employees are not beneficial with WFH culture. They are the ones who will tell you how WFH is bad and how it should change which is not at all true.
    Other kind of people include having undesirable spouse, undesirable home condition, undesirable neighbors. Basically who personal life is f**ked up has a problem for WFH.
    Rest of the people are extremely happy with WFH.

  26. LasVegas Paco on October 4, 2022 at 5:41 am

    I used to work at Zappos and we had a solution for managers, we got rid of them and we were able to do our work much smoother without interruption and without micromanagement. Not to mention the millions the Company saved in manager salaries. At the end of the day people managers are a massive waste of money.

  27. Antonio Lemos on October 4, 2022 at 5:41 am

    NECESSITADO; é o que nos Revela o ESPÍRITO SANTO de DEUS Vivo em Nome do SENHOR JESUS CRISTO
    Palavra da Boca de DEUS Vivo em Nome de JESUS CRISTO com o ESPÍRITO SANTO escritas nas Sagradas Escrituras:- Deuteronômio 15:11 – I Samuel 2:6-8. – Salmos 9:7,18. – "Pois NUNCA cessará o POBRE do meio da TERRA: pelo que Ordeno, dizendo: Livremente abrirás a tua mão para o teu irmão, para o teu NECESSITADO, e para o teu POBRE na tua Terra. O SENHOR é o que Tira a Vida e a Dá Faz descer à Sepultura e Faz Tornar a Subir dela. O SENHOR Empobrece e Enriquece: Abaixa e Também Exalta. Levanta o POBRE, do Pó, e desde o Esterco Exalta o NECESSITADO, para o fazer Assentar entre os príncipes, para o Fazer Herdar o Trono da Glória: porque do SENHOR são os ALICERCES da Terra, e Assentou sobre eles o Mundo. Mas o SENHOR está Assentado PERPETUAMENTE; JÁ preparou o Seu TRIBUNAL para JULGAR. Porque o NECESSITADO não será Esquecido para sempre, nem a Expectação dos POBRES se Malogrará PERPETUAMENTE." &*£

  28. Stuart Loria on October 4, 2022 at 5:42 am

    Remote working means measuring progress better not just head counting.
    Offices are a huge business for building owners and for service providers, moving away from the office is going to be opposed by them.
    In a post-pandemic, the office just makes sense to socialize and for strategy, office day is way less productive than the rest of days.

  29. May Walker on October 4, 2022 at 5:43 am

    If companies heat offices and make them nicer environments, a lot of people who can commute by foot or bicycle may be forced to come into the office this Winter as rising heating costs make staying at home miserably cold.

  30. Richard M Todd on October 4, 2022 at 5:43 am

    The best investment strategy I ever implemented was buying index funds every time I got paid despite what was going on in the stock market. People get too caught up in the day to day market movements. Better to just buy & ride out the market waves.

  31. Archangel Deltius on October 4, 2022 at 5:45 am

    My only concern really with this is the psychological impact that working from home can have. What I mean is the work-life balance may start blending if people are not careful because they work where they live.

  32. Alexa on October 4, 2022 at 5:46 am

    The office environment has always. been designed for extroverts and micromanagers which is the issue. Now with a society moving deeper into tech and computer-based work which is normally dominanted by introverts who deal into detail-oriented tasks, commuting to work seems ridiculous if for any reason other than to socialize with co-workers.

  33. Bereshit on October 4, 2022 at 5:47 am

    Repent your sins. Jesus is coming soon, and Jesus wants to save you, but you need to accept him!

  34. Raoul Simon on October 4, 2022 at 5:47 am

    Stopped watching after he said "social capital" that double speak nonsense was just too ridiculous.

  35. Aiman A on October 4, 2022 at 5:47 am


  36. Kata Teo on October 4, 2022 at 5:47 am

    hahaha, moi mot chac se la hybrid f… 😀

  37. Xavin Dayal on October 4, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Big offices are over.

  38. Jamie Soden on October 4, 2022 at 5:50 am


  39. Jiae Chae on October 4, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Totally agree that trust is crucial for the hybrid working environment to work!

  40. Farhad Hatami on October 4, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Tell me something i don’t know !

  41. Don Corleone on October 4, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Next should be schools and then the revolution will have truly started. It will result in the collapse of the real estate as we know ot now

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  43. Chamomile on October 4, 2022 at 5:55 am

    I actually like cubicles over open floor planned offices. It’s a private space to focus!!

  44. Heather James on October 4, 2022 at 5:59 am

    No pretty office with perks or free food is going to make up for the hassles of coming in -employers need to understand and stop even trying -period. Also,all these open social sit close to each other work spaces are awful for those with anxiety or ADHD-stop it and understand people want to stay home.

  45. Henry Harper on October 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Despite the economic downturn, I’m having the best time of my life financially. Earning over $83k in the last 2months with an investment of $19,000. Money can be made even in a bear market. Make the most of it.

  46. Glow on October 4, 2022 at 6:01 am

    The company I work for did went hybrid for a month it was too challenging for the company to decide who qualify base of employees performances, attendance etc they decided to go work at home permanently. 100% of us work from home. I started WFH since the day I was hired never seen what our company looks like.

  47. edmund price on October 4, 2022 at 6:01 am

    If i had a big office, I would give private offices as a perk to higher ranking people and then have a big conference hall where all the employees can meet, most of the working would be done at home, but those with private offices would be given them on a use them or loose them basis

  48. jesus love on October 4, 2022 at 6:03 am

    For remote working to be the next norm, cities need to provide better living places. You can’t be productive in a shared flat’s narrow room which you share with a roommate you barely know.

  49. Lionsharz on October 4, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Gradualism for the removal of human employees

  50. Aiman A on October 4, 2022 at 6:05 am


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