Why Flexible Space in the Workplace is Important
Mobile technology is allowing people to work from cafes, lounges, trains and from home – People do not have to be at a desk to be working or to be productive. The office space remains the place where people come together to collaborate, socialise and connect.
Following a survey of 1087 professionals, a study released by workplacetrends.com found that 87% of HR professionals believe that workplace flexibility programs lead to employee satisfaction, while nearly 7 out of 10 HR professionals use workplace flexibility programs as a recruiting and retention tool. Flexibility in the workspace gives employees a greater sense of control and well being. Businesses may also require flexible space for employees who might be visiting from another location or building. Having a variety of working environments within the office is critical, so that people can move between different workspaces and seek out an area that will complement their working needs on the day. E.g. Quiet space for activities that require focus.
The way we work has significantly changed and will continue to for the foreseeable future. Millennials will soon make up a majority of the workforce and require spaces with the latest technology and variety of work points including; collaborative, private and agile spaces. Flexible working arrangements need to be supported by technology and processes that enables people to be productive and effective wherever they are.
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