In this fascinating new book, world-leading futurists, Jeremy Myerson and Philip Ross, look at the future of the office in the post-pandemic era, analysing trends and helping leaders of businesses of all sizes to prepare plans for their workplace appropriately.
Packed with practical ideas, insights and wisdom from the founders of the WORKTECH academy, the book discusses the history of the 20th century office, how it shaped our modern cities and the architecture which surrounds us, giving us a glimpse into the offices of the future.
The book will make you think back to the offices in episodes of Mad Men through to the hybrid revolution that is currently underway, with conversations on important topics such as the four-day week, remote work and diversity and inclusion.
How can your office help create a happier workforce? How could your workplace contribute to your team’s wellbeing? By examining 10 forces of change that all business leaders should understand, the authors encourage us to reflect on and rid ourselves of defunct habits and rituals established by an outdated office. The result leaves you free to create new blueprints for an age of digital technology, design innovation and diverse workforces.
Based on years of academic research into workplace design and innovation, and with a clear desire to create new and happier office spaces for individuals and corporations alike, Unworking is a must-read for any leader re-assessing the effectiveness and meaning of the office as the remote era sped into our lives more quickly than we had anticipated thanks to the pandemic.
Unworking: The Reinvention of the Modern Office by Jeremy Myerson and Philip Ross is out now, published by Reaktion Books, priced from £11.64