The Future of the Life Sciences Workplace

Support employees and innovation with flexible workspaces.

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Life Sciences Workplace Strategy

Support Employees and Innovation with Flexible Workspaces

Changes in regulation and funding of vaccine R&D have cleared the way for fast development of new therapies for other epidemics. More and more, life sciences companies are leveraging their lab and office spaces to stimulate innovation in this new environment.

Having the right mix of modular solutions can support employees’ in their roles and work styles, providing agile spaces for long-term adaptability and helping life sciences organizations achieve their business objectives.

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The Future of the Life Sciences Workplace

Pre-pandemic space utilization data of life sciences workplaces shows that on average, workstations and private offices were occupied only 32% of the time, while enclosed meeting rooms were utilized 44% of the time.

This indicates that even prior to organizations embracing distributed work, there were plenty of opportunities to make real estate work harder for employees and better support their needs.

Insight-Led Settings

Below, we provide an example of a Flexible Neighborhood setting to illustrate how intentionally-designed spaces can become key building blocks of a supportive life sciences workplace.

In this example, the flow from lab space to team rooms to workstations demonstrates creating efficiencies for a variety of tasks. You will also see the use of Framery's soundproof booths that enable employees to take private meetings quickly and easily.

To see more examples of how life sciences workplaces can be reimagined to support your organization's goals, download the report.

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