MPA Offers Perspective On The Multi-Generational Workforce And Its Impact On Workplace Design

MPA Offers Perspective on the Multi-Generational Workforce and its Impact on Workplace Design

MPA Offers Perspective on the Multi-Generational Workforce and its Impact on Workplace Design

Workplace strategist Joe Flynn authors whitepaper available on

BOSTON – November 19, 2014 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced that it has published a whitepaper on the expanding multi-generational workforce in the U.S. and its growing impact on workplace design. MPA’s Joe Flynn, CFM, LEED AP, a senior associate with the firm, conducted original client and industry research and authored a whitepaper on the subject, which is available on MPA’s web site at this link.

The whitepaper offers an overview and assessment of the expanding multi-generational workforce and the broad social and demographic trends it triggers in the workplace, today and in the future. The research highlights critical factors impacting the design of today’s work environments, including:

  • Traits of four generations in the workforce, ranging from World War II to Millennials;
  • Office design trends and challenges, especially the shift to the open plan office and the desire for collaborative and social workspaces; and
  • Technology innovations and the shift to mobile work.

With such divergently different demographics in the workplace, Mr. Flynn delves into the challenge of creating a dynamic, highly efficient work environment for generational diversity. He discusses the issues of designing for flexibility, embracing company culture, and planning for technology and mobility. He concludes that the workplace of the future must be agile enough to support a technologically sophisticated demographic, while providing an environment nurturing the professional growth of a younger generation.

Joe Flynn is a workplace strategist with more than 20 years of experience designing corporate office environments. An immediate past president of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Boston chapter, Mr. Flynn has completed hundreds of corporate design projects during his career. His research draws from his interest in the changing American office and the design community’s response to supporting age diversity in the workplace.

About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and interiors for clients who value design. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, research/lab, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. Clients include Manulife/John Hancock, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Reliant Medical Group, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit

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