Actually, the coercive corona virus emergency gave us the opportunity to rediscover the personal dimension in the work management underlying the freedom in time.
I believe that Freedom is a basic condition for the future work, says architect Paolo Mantero who also positively evaluates work from home: despite the lack of socialization and direct discussion, in reality the infrastructures have taken and technology allow us to do almost everything; and the general feeling is to work better and to concentrate more.
This pseudo smart working mega- test, with 100% staff in remote working, proves that the office is still too desk-based and will certainly induce an acceleration in cultural and management change.
Man and society have changed and even the workplace, while safeguarding the wellbeing of people, requires an overall redesign structured more on time than on space: just look at the way millennials work. The activity based office has already been outdone for a long time!
Workspaces will exist again, but conceived in a different way than the current large headquarters cathedrals. They will have to be hubs with a different philosophy, capable of creating social contexts, and contaminated by different elements that allow virtual, cultural and relational exchanges.
We will have more stimulating headquarters looking like retail spaces and Starbucks more and more similar to offices.