The traditional work environment is undergoing rapid change. Dedicated desks, like private offices with a nameplate, windows, and a door that closes, are going the way of large workstation computers and fax machines — still there, but the exception rather than the rule.

Flexibility is the new theme in offices, and it has many implications — on office design, on the management of building services, on employees’ working habits and working hours, on personal control of the office environment, and on work/life balance.