In the heart of Kansas City, where vibrant culture meets innovative design, Working Spaces is leading the charge in shaping the future of office spaces.
Shawna Baird, Director of Design at Working Spaces Kansas City, provides unique insights into the evolving landscape of office design, especially in the wake of the transformative events post-COVID-19.
With her extensive background in interior design and a keen eye for emerging trends, Baird sheds light on the direction that office spaces are heading, particularly concerning technology integration and adaptable design principles.
Embracing Flexibility and Technology
One of the key takeaways from Baird’s perspective is the increasing emphasis on flexibility.
Rigid, formal workspaces of the past are making way for more fluid, adaptable environments.
Driven by the digital revolution, we’ve noted that many organizations have made their workstations and meeting rooms smaller—but more efficient—through thoughtful design.
With sustainability growing its footprint in the office, the use of paper has also diminished in a big way, allowing technology to step in and enhance the work experience.
To that end, Working Spaces has stayed at the forefront of incorporating high-tech in our everyday operations. By integrating QR codes into presentations and utilizing virtual reality (VR) technology, we empower clients to envision their spaces in unprecedented ways.
Clients can now walk through their office virtually, making real-time changes and witnessing the impact—a game-changer in the realm of office design.
The Rise of Collaborative Spaces
In this new era, collaborative spaces are taking the spotlight.
While private offices and formal meeting rooms aren’t disappearing, they are becoming less dominant. Collaborative zones are becoming the heart of office spaces, encouraging interaction, brainstorming, and teamwork. The focus is on creating spaces that foster creativity, innovation, and connection, all enabled by seamlessly integrated technology.
“The concept of “homing from work” is gaining traction,” Baird notes. “It underlines the importance of comfort and adaptability in office furniture and layouts, which is a trend we’re continually seeing evolve,” she says.
Kansas City: A Hub of Innovation
As a Kansas City native, Baird highlights the city’s affordability, diverse culture, and continuous growth as the city’s unique position.
With big names like Google Fiber and Amazon establishing their presence, the city is becoming a hub for innovation and business expansion. Startups, in particular, are finding Kansas City to be an attractive destination, drawn by the supportive ecosystem and the city’s commitment to progress.
Amid these transformative shifts, Working Spaces in Kansas City stands out as a beacon of innovative design. Our commitment to utilizing technology, embracing flexibility, and creating collaborative environments is reshaping the way we perceive and experience office spaces.
As Baird aptly puts it, “It’s not just about the chair anymore; it’s about creating an environment that reflects the essence of the company and supports its employees’ well-being and productivity.”
Join the Future of Kansas City Office Design
In the coming years, as technology continues to evolve and our work habits adapt, Working Spaces Kansas City remains at the forefront of this revolution, designing office spaces that not only meet the needs of today but also anticipate the challenges of tomorrow.
To learn more, contact us at Working Spaces today.