Working everyday in a cubicle is awful; everyday is spent in the same location, in the same seat and with the same view of the same fabric walls. For a millennial, it’s normal to have an attention span shorter than a goldfish (which is actually true). With such a lack of attention already, staying in the same spot and experiencing the same things everyday brings us to exhaustion, irritation, a lack of motivation and disengagement.
A workspace designed for millennials should be dynamic. We want to come into the office, know we have different options for where to work and pick where we do so, based on what we are feeling that day and the type of work we need to accomplish. If I have some individual tasks to do, I want to be able to be tucked away in a quiet spot with my focus on work. If I’m feeling the need for companionship and collaboration, I want to be able to sit in an open area with others who are maybe feeling the same way. Having the freedom to choose where to sit and how you work makes for a very comfortable and productive day.
Recently, I visited Red Thread a Boston, MA based company that specializes in building a wide variety of workspaces. Through research based innovation, Red Thread excels in making dynamic workspaces that enables millennials to work how they want, when they want. They have built the workspace of the future, today.