We can work it out
Undoubtedly the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted and accelerated the untapped potential of
'remote working' and it’s large scale adoption means that even as staff begin the slow return
to the workplace, remote working or ‘working from home’ will inevitably form a larger part of
the conversation for some time to come.
Publishing its first response to the conversation, BDG architecture + design has launched a new website in the form of https://www.wecan-workit-out.com, to provide a straight-forward resource to help people find solutions that could make home working easier, without turning them into the worst examples of office design.
Bringing together a team of three of its designers including Chief Creative Officer Colin Macgadie and Creative Directors Adam Childs, JorgeMendez-Caceres, BDG architecture + design provides insight into what we can expect from the “future of the office”, “return to work protocols” and the “new norm”, and how this fails to address is the key issue of how people are actually working right now.
Through offering practical solutions from the creative team at BDG, the We Can Workit Out (WCWO) (https://www.wecan-workit-out.com) website unlocks the potential of working from home, room-by-room, without the need for dedicated space or requiring a home to look like an office. WCWO highlights a range of potential ‘WorKits’; each thoughtfully curated from a collection of products produced by some of the world’s leading manufacturers to turn domestic spaces into effective workplaces.
The settings are combined with the latest thinking and statistics on workplace design, to help individuals create a space in their home that is conducive to work without sacrificing style. The WorKits include; the Sofa, Kitchen, Bedroom, Study as well as an Essential selection. Brands that feature on https://www.wecan-workit-out.com include Anglepoise, The Collective, Humanscale, String, USM, Vitra and Workstories.
Gill Parker, CEO of BDG architecture + design comments, “This is not the ‘death of the office’ as many are predicting and we don’t have to choose between home and work but there is no doubt the workplace paradigm will shift. The We Can Work it Out website is an expression of the synergy between strategy and creativity within the BDG studio, that always puts people at the heart of everything we do. Forward thinking organizations, that have invested in the technology and cultivated cultures of trust will be able to seize this moment, empowering their employees to work from home effectively.”