The pandemic forced companies to make their offices remote, and the workplace shifted drastically. As we’ve seen, people’s preferences on where they work can vary person-to-person. Those differences have been the driver for organizations as they think more about what their employees need. For some, being able to work from home has been a positive outcome for those that seek a little less socialization, and for others, they thrive in office settings that allow for more collaboration.

As organizations work to navigate towards a more inclusive working environment, there has been an attempt to create an impactful design. The impactful design focuses more on the user of the space and less on the designer’s vision. These types of settings are more nurturing, inviting and also increase productivity.

Personality types are an important piece to creating an impactful design. As we’ve seen from the pandemic, some individuals are a little more introverted and need space away from others to feel productive, while other individuals prefer a louder, more social environment. Organizations are creating a multitude of workspaces like wellness rooms, meeting rooms for small groups, and personal working booths.

Prioritizing mental health has become increasingly important in the workplace. We can expect to see design shifts like this continue to rise. In turn, productivity and overall well-being can also be expected to increase. As companies embrace these requests from their employees, they should anticipate a positive outcome.