The Modern Workspace
We live in new times, where it’s the workers market and the employer must bring more than a good salary to the table to get the right employees.
There is a young hardworking generation on the move, and they expect excellence in all fields. This is where the modern and agile workspace is relevant to attract the right resources.
Individuality In a social context is more relevant than ever and creating an agile and diverse work environment where the individual has choice is the future.
The modern employer acknowledges, that we all find our efficiency and comfort zone in different settings and at different times. So, by integrating this knowledge in workspace design, it’s a win win! The employers get happier employees that work within their own efficiency zone, and the employee feels acknowledged, seen, and appreciated,
Children, especially younger, learn with their bodies and their scenes. They learn through play and engagement and in the UN child convention is is written that it is a child’s RIGHT t to play.
So, let’s support children’s right to play and use it actively as a teaching tool.
When getting the right adult support, children learn social skills and learning tools at an early age through play. The tools they develop through play are essential for them to function in a learning community as they get older.
But when you compare Kindergarten and Schools today, where is the transition from play to classical one-way learning? Most kindergardens or schools have a 3–5-month introduction to school, but after that, most children and young adults spend the next 9-20 years in a traditional learning setting, where we still see many teachers still teaching mostly one-way teaching in a formal setup. And why is this? Is it the lack of tools, lack of knowledge, lack of ambition or lack of support that keeps teaching methods often static? I think it’s the latter, and this is where space design becomes relevant.
We also live in a digital time era where brain stimulation is higher than ever. Our children learn to maneuver between screens, information flow and sound, but do they learn to close is off and let their brains restitute?
Our children move less, they sit more, and though many schools are tackling this topic today, there is still room for improvement. But how do we support this as a family, as institutions, ad communities?
These and more, are the questions I tackle when working with learning space. And the questions are no different moving between child and adult learning environments. Light, acoustics, colors, integrating digital tools, space for diversity, calm and integration of movement.
We all aim high when it comes to our children, and I would like to support the goal of reaching the sky!