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Office Design With Age Groups In Mind

Are you updating your office design or establishing a whole new workspace? If so, it’s important to keep the age of your employees in mind. Why? Because each generation has its own likes and dislikes. If your employees span several generations, it’s important to provide spaces where every generation can feel welcome, comfortable and productive. The office design experts at Desks Incorporated in Denver, CO put together this list of design elements that appeal to Gen Xers, Millennials and Generation Z, who are populating office environments nationwide.

Gen Xers

A Gen Xer was born between 1965 and 1984. They came into the workforce as private offices and cubicles were exiting. They value space that embraces flexibility and personal touches, but they also value privacy. They tend to appreciate design with a refined rustic look. Design that is too minimalistic or traditional doesn’t connect with this generation.


Millennials were born between the mid 80s and mid 90s. More and more Millennials are in the workforce and they tend to prefer unconventional workspaces that offer the ability to collaborate. They don’t like an open office layout but they do like unique office design. They prefer a minimalistic modern approach that embraces open, streamlined furniture that’s both stylish and comfortable. Choose reclaimed woods, natural stone and pastel color palettes to appeal to the Millennial worker.

Generation Z

Generation Z was born in the mid 1990 to the early 2000s and make up 25% of the U.S; population. This generation was born into a world of technology and is just now entering the workforce. Their ideal workspace wants a workspace that embraces technology, including charging stations for devices anywhere they might spend time. Health and wellness in the workspace is also a priority, so think standing desks, programmable lighting systems and modern breakrooms. Generation Z likes a multi-faceted workspace like Millennials, but prefers the refined rustic design approach of Baby Boomers.

Confused? Don’t be. The design experts at Desks Incorporated in Denver CO can help you find the right balance of colors, furnishings and features to appeal to your unique workforce. Give us a call today.

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