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Capturing the essence of local cultures in a globalised context

M Moser Director, Sabina Reddy, shares expert insights on the state of the workplace in India and our contemporary approach to designing spaces that capture the essence of local cultures for global businesses in an interview with ACE Update Magazine.

With details from our work with Booking.com in Mumbai, Reddy emphasises the need to create human-centred spaces that not only enhance people’s well-being but also honour their rich cultural heritage within an international context.

Our projects always include a level of ‘Indianness’,” she explains. “We strongly believe that employees need to be able to relate to their office space. Workplace design should be considered as a tool to enhance how people work in order to meet the company’s objectives in terms of business, work culture, space and brand. Keeping those objectives in mind, considering the local culture is a necessity.”

When asked about the role of technology on the future of architecture, Reddy used our New York office to illustrate how its implementation can support collaboration and productivity to staff to take control of their own workplace experience: “Nowadays, employees are looking for autonomy and more choices when it comes to styles of working,” she added. “Workplace mobility can only be achieved via the integration of technology.”

Read the full interview here.

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