‘The workplace of tomorrow’ is a term that most organisations are striving towards these days. It seems that everyone wants to hitch a ride on the workplace wellness bandwagon with companies adopting practices from agile working, to yoga and nap pods.
The real workplace of tomorrow, however, will be shaped by much more than a passing trend. In fact, the working landscape has already changed dramatically over the past decade and rapid changes continue to happen before our eyes. So how do we keep up? The answer may be simpler than you think…
There are three core elements at the centre of a successful workplace: Technology, which enables a smarter, faster and more productive way of work, Design, which acts as the support structure for the technological process, allowing the physical workspace to enhance the performance of the people within it and Culture, which sets the behavioural code of an organisation, defining its values and underpinning its purpose.
When implemented together, these 3 elements form the basis for a new paradigm of work, possibly the best we’ve seen.
So what methods can we adopt to properly reflect the benefits of technology, design and culture making us ready for the new working landscape?
1.Put your people at the centre
2.Support diversity and all ages
3.Create Purpose and enjoy the process
4.Wellbeing doesn’t begin and end on the yoga mat.
Every workplace needs to take responsibility in supporting and promoting a worker’s wellness and good health. While the benefits of yoga lessons and gym memberships are clear, workplace wellness stretches far beyond this. Creating an environment that promotes happy and supported workers will lead to greater productivity and employee retention.
5.Be mindful of the space you’re working in
The workspace should leverage the relationships of people within it, but also the office’s connection to its surrounding environment. From design to location, it helps to be thoughtful about the role of the workspace in shaping society as a whole.
As business leaders and employees, we need to celebrate the changes that are taking place in the workplace. Gone are the days of the cubicle, as we carve our way into a more open, fluid and healthy way to work. A successful workplace is a simple blend of technology, design and culture and if more attention is paid to the way we implement these elements, work will just keep getting better for everyone!
Contact BRM Projects to discover how we can guide you through your own workplace challenges!
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