This isn't your fathers workplace. I believe that's one of the factors at the core of the millennial aesthetic. They choose to be different and redefine their world.

I’ve seen many examples of the new workplace aesthetic, and I find it quite welcoming. It used to be that our workplace was fixed because we needed easy access to our hard copy files and telephone. In the nineties and aughts we had to be at a fixed location to use huge computer monitors connected to bulky machines that were hidden under the desk, and hardwired into the network.

Today’s wireless technology, remarkably powerful laptop computers and digital asset management relieve us of the need to have a fixed location from which to work. I’m  impressed with how workplace design has evolved to meet the demands of the workforce and take full advantage of available technology.

Interior Design Magazine: Workplace Strategy in Design: HOK

Though designers started thinking about behavior organization as long as 15 years ago, it took more than 10 years for people to really get what it is, says Leigh Stringer, HOK Director of Innovation and Research. “[Now] there’s much more strategic conversation with clients. They’re more dependant on partners, and they’re so global.”

But no matter where on the globe they work, one theme consistently emerges: individual control and choice.

“Choice is directly correlated to satisfaction,” says Stringer, listing furniture, lighting, and docking stations: a place to plug in, and a chair. “Millenials want to come to the office and sit where they want to sit. That choice is the empowering part.”