Non-IDEC Competitions

Work Design Magazine: The Next Work Environment Competition

Submissions Due By June 30, 2020

Given the challenges that COVID-19 has placed on our health, economy, and workspaces, Work Design Magazine, a leading online publication exploring ideas that shape the places we work, is searching for new and innovative ideas to create safe, productive, and comfortable work environments for the future. The goal of the competition is to uncover ideas that can be used by organizations to quickly get employees back to work in a safe, stress-free, and productive manner.

Diverse and multidisciplinary teams are encouraged as well as individual entries. Participants will choose one of the seven following themes: a workspace; an office building lobby/common area; a coworking space; a workstation; a collaborative space; a home office space; or a new change management process. While The Next Work Environment Competition is a design competition, for solutions to be effective, participants will need to consider policies, operations, technology solutions, and organizational interventions.

To learn more about the competition and submit an entry, visit