Herman Miller joins the Future Forum to redesign work at home and in the office
The global leader in furniture and office design becomes a founding partner of the consortium
Posted April 6, 2021 by Helen Kupp
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Herman Miller, the globally recognized leader in furniture and office design, is joining the Future Forum, the Slack-backed consortium that’s helping executives at leading companies deliver on the transformation needed to thrive in the post-pandemic world.
Herman Miller will become a founding partner of the Future Forum, collaborating on initiatives that help leaders rethink the way they design both the spaces and processes used to enable employee collaboration. Specific areas of focus will include:
“Designing the optimal employee experience is all about balancing diverse needs for individual focus with expectations for collaboration and communication,” says Joseph White, the Director of Workplace Futures and Insight for Herman Miller. “In the post-pandemic world, this redesign will be a critical competitive differentiator for companies. The best and brightest employees will seek out companies that help them cultivate balance, offering both support with home office setups and corporate office spaces that are optimized for choice.”
“Thriving in the new world of work depends on giving employees flexibility in how, when and where they work,” says Helen Lee Kupp, the Director of Product Strategy and Partnerships at the Future Forum. “We’re thrilled to partner with Herman Miller to help companies evolve the way they think about office space, technology and work processes so that they can thrive in the new world of work.”
“In the post-pandemic world, this redesign will be a critical competitive differentiator for companies. The best and brightest employees will seek out companies that help them cultivate balance, offering both support with home office setups and corporate office spaces that are optimized for choice.”
Director of Workplace Futures and Insight, Herman Miller
Herman Miller joins other Future Forum partners, including the Boston Consulting Group, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, FORTUNE and Stanford professor Pamela Hinds. Current initiatives from the Future Forum include:
Visit futureforum.com for the latest research, content and events.
About Herman Miller
Herman Miller is a globally recognized leader in design. Since its inception in 1905, the company’s innovative, problem-solving designs and furnishings have inspired the best in people wherever they live, work, learn, heal, and play. In 2018, Herman Miller created Herman Miller Group, a purposefully selected, complementary family of brands that includes Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DWR, Geiger, HAY, Maars Living Walls, Maharam, naughtone, and Nemschoff. Guided by a shared purpose—design for the good of humankind—Herman Miller Group shapes places that matter for customers while contributing to a more equitable and sustainable future for all. For more information visit hermanmiller.com/about-us.
About Future Forum
The Future Forum is a consortium launched by Slack to help companies make the transformations necessary to thrive in the new economy. Future Forum delivers both original research, case studies and position papers, including the Remote Employee Experience Index, and an ongoing executive event series. Future Forum is dedicated to the concept that business challenges and competitive advantages come down to people—attracting and retaining diverse talent, aligning and engaging against common purpose, and acting with agility to achieve great things. The time to make comprehensive change is now. The Future Forum is your partner on the journey. For more information visit futureforum.com.