flexible.office.network conference at JED
To mark the 20th anniversary of the flexible.office.network. – a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience on the subject of work environments – the iafob Germany organised a conference in JED.
With the conference being devoted to the new forms of work and flexible office solutions, JED offered the perfect environment for discussing the post-pandemic workplace and what added value workspaces should offer in order to entice people back to the office.
«New forms of work require new office concepts. The connection between office solutions and corporate success is becoming increasingly obvious. Many companies are starting to introduce flexible office solutions. In practice, however, there is little experience with the successful introduction of flexible office solutions,» says Dieter Boch, managing partner of the iafob Germany and director of the flexible.office.network. «Our aim is to make the office world more digital, healthier, more individual and more sustainable.»
«The Corona crisis accelerated changes in the world of work by making home office a permanent way of working. If companies want to motivate their people to return to the office, the workplace design specialists like ourselves have to think which spatial concepts people will need for their work in the future and what extra value working in the office can bring,» says Evolution Design executive director Stefan Camenzind. «JED is certainly one of the perfect examples how office premises can be combined with fantastic public and leisure functions, creating a dynamic community.»
Stefan along with Jessica Mentz, the project lead of JED and associate at Evolution Design, guided the conference guests through the various areas of JED, showcasing the unique mix of public spaces – like Jake’s Bar, coworking lounge, the restaurant Eve’s Kitchen and the event venue – and the offices of engineering company Zühlke and constriction firm Halter.