Employees and leaders demand more from their work environments
“People are actively rejecting this idea of corporate blandness. They want to embrace passion and meaning in their lives. They want their work to matter, and we agree. It’s time to build a more human workplace” Markus McKenna / 360 Magazine / The Office Renaissance
Workers are dismissing the uninspiring workplace and seeking authenticity – choosing coffee shops, co-working spaces or a new employer to find it. Engaged workers are looking for better performance and tools in their work experiences and are empowered to choose where and how they work.
The office is more important than ever before
The office is not going away, but it is evolving into something fundamentally different. In the global quest for talent and the escalating need for employee engagement, a societal shift advocating for informal, authentic and inspiring spaces has taken hold. Workplace design is shifting from a singular focus on efficiency, towards a pluralistic approach that puts human beings at the center and enriches their well being.
The Resilient Workplace
A Resilient Workplace is an ecosystem of spaces designed to adapt and evolve over time, optimizing real estate while fostering higher levels of employee engagement.
The result is a more engaged and effective workforce that allows the organization to respond to changing business conditions.
The Resilient Workplace
Design for Wellbeing: Designing workplaces to support the holistic wellbeing of people can amplify employee engagement and satisfaction.
Create an Ecosystem of Spaces: A workplace ecosystem supports employee wellbeing by providing individuals and groups with a range of options within the workplace.
Ecosystem of Spaces
Design an ecosystem of spaces and empower people with the ability to choose where to work regardless of hierarchy.
Support Privacy Needs
Balance the need for teamwork and collaboration with the need for individual privacy and rejuvenation.
Performance and Posture
Integrate technology that makes it easier to collaborate, find focus and encourages movement and posture change.
Prioritize self expression and authenticity over clean desks and perfection.
Take cues from nature
More than adding plants- plan the space with variation of materiality and forms to avoid a sea of uniformity.
Let's Look At Some Office Settings
The Social Zone draws people together and provides a flexible space for work, connecting, nourishment and rejuvenation. This space hosts a variety of postures and choices for individual and group. The brand and culture of the organization is projected here.
Business tasks today are more varied and more challenging. Workers are increasingly mobile and distributed. They often leave the office for a coffee shop or other third place, which separates them from coworkers, organizational resources and culture.
A WorkCafé is a dynamic space that connects people with colleagues, their work, and their organization. It transforms traditional corporate cafeteria real estate into destinations for connection, collaboration, focus and innovation.
Innovation drives advancement. That’s always been true – throughout history, in every enterprise and in every part of the world.
An Innovation Center is a solution for organizations that supports collaborators with the range of settings to support the switch between individual and group behaviors. It is a space that communicates a culture of innovation to the employees it houses.
NOISE IN THE WORKPLACE
Noise and lack of speech privacy can create a workplace full of distraction.
It’s not a new problem, just a persistent one. Recent studies demonstrate that noise and speech privacy (even more than noise) top workers’ lists of complaints. Studies also indicate that workers feel their productivity would improve if their ofﬁces were less noisy and offered improved speech privacy.
Sound masking can help. The addition of sound masking to a workplace can help reduce distraction and improve speech privacy.
RGO Office Furnishings
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