Trends to watch in 2022: Homely, high-tech, flexible office spaces

IKEA redesigned its Tampines corporate office so that employees could work together without the fear of over-large gatherings or cramped spaces.
IKEA redesigned its Tampines corporate office so that employees could work together without the fear of over-large gatherings or cramped spaces. PHOTO: IKEA SINGAPORE
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SINGAPORE - When employees return to the workplace after being ensconced in cosy home offices for almost two years, the old tatty, standard-issue office layouts will not be a welcome sight.

Companies that have redesigned their workplaces to pivot to employee experience (EX) will be in a better position to help staff alleviate post-pandemic work stress and increase employee engagement, say designers and consultants.

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