Five Signs Your Office Is An Evolved Workspace.
Workspaces, in fact, is the very definition of work, that has seen a sea change over the last few decades. From the agricultural and industrial ages to the more recent information age, we have now moved on to the era of ideas and innovation. As organization structures, office dynamics, working relationships and lifestyles inside and outside have changed the way people used to work, collaborate and communicate with each other, the work-space – an organization’s foremost strategic asset has, also, evolved to reflect this change.
In fact, ‘change’ is the pioneering driver of work-space evolution.
So, does your place of work reflect the look around you and read on to find out if your work-space is evolved.
Aesthetics and Design. Your office doesn’t look like a typical office from the industrial age. In fact, it looks inviting, reflects the organization’s brand identity and is almost a marketing tool. Brand colors, goals, purpose all find a place on the premise egging employees to live the organization’s culture and ethos.
Your organization has moved over from cubicles and enclosed offices. Workstations are placed close together with no barriers, facilitating communication and collaboration. Offices, if enclosed are left with a perception of openness with the use of glass walls.
An appreciation for work-life balance. As success & sustenance in business have increased focus on creativity, ideas and innovation, team discussions and ideas exchange have stretched work hours and your organization has recognized this and stepped up facilities and perks available for employees to make use of while still at work. Gourmet kitchens, gymnasiums, jogging tracks, creches, indoor games are some examples.
Customized and comfortable workstations. Office infrastructure is well designed, ergonomically efficient and suited to the tasks to be performed by the concerned employee. Work stations are adjustable to suit the comfort and physical attributes of the user, e.g. adjustable seat heights and arm rests. Computer peripherals are placed at comfortable heights and distances in order to minimize strain on the body of the user. In short, the work space is optimized. To know more about work space optimization, read our post.
Connected campuses, not offices This is a workplace truly evolved and kept with the times. We’re talking about the office intranet and/or private communities that organizations invest in, in order to facilitate communication, collaboration, team work and productivity. Employees share with each other, bond and work together. The office is equipped with technology and encourages connections within teams as well as between departments.
Let’s face it. Everyone loves an office they love walking into and to say that work space evolution is the need of the hour, is to state the obvious. If your work space is evolved, you’re lucky! Stay enthused, motivated and thus, better your life at work.
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