By Nicole F.
Marketing - Bentley Workspaces
Understanding the dynamics of your team is probably the most significant factor that dictates the output of your organisation. How we work is driven by who we are as a person – unique, different, and incomparable. As a leader, it is your responsibility to acknowledge these differences and come up with ways to accommodate these working styles.
Given the technology and all the current trends that are available today, finding the right solution can be overwhelming. One obvious thing is, your workspace should be a reflection of your people, your culture and your brand.
Here are our top three workspace trends that modern offices have been quick to adapt:
Having that place where you and your team can catch up, brainstorm and interact with others are a must in today's offices. Having spaces that allow people to stay connected with others and places that encourage interaction, are some of the many things that empower your staff and make them more productive.
These are probably the least sought out concept especially with traditional offices. Study shows that we are most creative when we are happy, active and relaxed. Having spaces where you can retreat to, gather your thoughts, and even have a break, are immensely beneficial in creating a productive and functional work environment.
50% of Australian workers have jobs that involve sitting at least some of the time. 1/3 of our lives are spent at work, that's about 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Imagine spending 90,000 hours sat on your desk, doing the bare minimum (physically), and how severely it would affect your health long-term. That is why having flexible workstations that allow you to sit, stand, and move around is highly encouraged. Flexible workstyles are proven to be one of the factors that brought down the number of employees calling in sick, increased productivity, and improved their wellbeing.
Take a look at your surroundings, how do your people work? How many of them have you spoken with today? Does your workspace inspire you to do bigger things? How do you want to work?