With coworking and executive suite-type office facilities springing up all over the country, it definitely seems like the concept of modern workspace design is being taken to a whole new level in the 21st century. A fun and vibrant atmosphere no doubt boosts employee morale and productivity - all you really have to do is just look at photos of Google’s or Facebook new offices to feel inspired!
However, I also think that the means of achieving this goal of higher creativity and productivity among employees has to do in many cases with the industry in question. What works for a law firm may not necessarily work for a software company. As comfortable as bean bag chairs are, they may be better suited for creative writers then for accountants. One thing I do believe to be universal across industries, however, is technology. As executive suites and coworking spaces continue to incorporate cloud storage, video conferencing, and touch screens into their infrastructure, companies that do not adapt may find themselves playing catch up.
For more on what constitutes an ideal office suite set-up, check out the blog article What to Look for in an Office