Knowledge work and office lighting
Technological and social developments determine our work methods—and therefore the appearance of offices. Knowledge work in the digital information society with its complex, frequently self-organised and constantly changing work sequences demands high levels of flexibility. For this reason the requirements made on floor layouts, furniture and lighting in offices are completely different from the world of work fifty years ago that functioned mainly with paper rather than digital devices. The increasingly dynamic scheduling and complexity of digital processes makes highly concentrated dialogue and project-orientated work necessary, with people and their needs at the centre. Not only office users but also building engineers must respond to this, and light is an essential component in offering people productive and pleasant work surroundings.