A good office meets your needs. A great office does some of the heavy lifting, making it easier to block out distractions and provide organizations with flexibility so that the space continues to work for years to come. “The truth is that the people using the office may change before the furniture does, so you need solutions that are accessible to a wide range of folks—providing ergonomic support and design flexibility,” says Rhonda Hagen, NBF Space Planner.  

Top Trends for Private and Executive Offices in 2023

We’ve seen a space shift in private offices. The number 1 reason that people are returning to the office is to focus on their work, according to a recent Gensler workplace survey. Workers also cited the ability to connect and collaborate in person as an important factor driving in-office work. 


As such, the executive office needs to serve 2 purposes. It needs to be:

  1.  A quiet place where professionals can complete complicated tasks and dig into deep work.

  2. A space that’s designed for engagement, feedback, and mentoring. 

Enhance Connections

We’re seeing increased warmth being incorporated into private office design with more organizations opting for seating that looks as comfortable as it feels—inviting you to grab a seat and stay a while, which in turn will help supervisors build stronger connections with their direct reports.


The office has the ability to offer ergonomic support in a way that most home office setups simply aren’t built to accommodate. Outfitting an executive office with ergonomic furniture shows workers that you have their backs…literally. This includes everything from an ergonomic chair (the more adjustments it offers, the more customized it can be to the user’s body) to articulating keyboards and monitor arms. 

Let Them Work How They Want To

Sit-to-stand desks provide people with the flexibility to move between deep work and 1:1 meetings with the push of a button—also giving them the choice of how they work when they work. 


Hard-Working Accessories

Hard-working accessories like magnetic whiteboards make it easy to visualize and share ideas. Outfit private offices with the finishing touches that make all the difference (and that we just don’t have at home). 

How to Get the Most Out of Private Office Design

When outfitting a private office, or executive office, these 3 simple tips will set your space apart and maximize the design’s longevity and flexibility. 

  • Support deep work with ergonomics: Ergonomic design gives professionals what they need to maintain deep focus for high-priority work. Choose furniture with ergonomic adjustability that can fit a wide range of bodies.  

  • Connect with tech integrations: Make it easy to video conference and stay charged. Seamlessly meet tech needs with furniture featuring ergonomic power, grommets for wire management, and more. 

Keep it flexible: One day, you’ll need a space for quarterly 1:1s, and the next, you’ll need a whiteboard for brainstorming. Create opportunities for flexibility to maximize what can be achieved in the space.
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