Driving people back to the office is a trend that we can expect to see more of in 2024, but we can also expect to see more accessible and inclusive office design. Attracting people to the office has been a challenge post-covid as many companies have realized that work can still be done in the comfort of someone’s home instead of the office. That is why many companies have been moving towards an amenity-rich approach.

Creating inclusive designs for neurodivergent individuals is not just a trend but a necessity. For many years, there has been a focus on office design created with one type of person in mind. However, we have since learned that there are all types of individuals in the workplace, and we must shift the office design to accommodate them. Areas like quiet spaces, dimly lit areas, or meditation rooms allow people who are easily distracted to focus and get their work done.

We have also seen increased mental health awareness, especially in the workplace. For companies that offer a hybrid work model, the office must offer something that a home cannot—for example, meeting rooms and technology. If someone is looking to work out of the office, finding space to collaborate or meet with their team in person should be easy.

Productivity is the focus for most companies, but understanding the ways that people can be productive is crucial. People work in differently and offering accommodations that can enhance productivity will ultimately create success.