When given the choice, people are drawn to the places that make them feel the best and most productive. What we’ve known as the “office” has evolved into a place of social context—way more collaborative than it’s ever been. After all, interaction with colleagues makes us happiest at work. These restorative activities are just as critical to the creative process as high-focus work—and significant for innovation to occur. Social spaces are flexible, communal, and inspiring, so people can pause, gather, connect, and refresh.
In this video, see how Marshall's Landing created social spaces for today's worker at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.