The employee experience goes beyond pay, benefits and perks. Workers want a flexible, more open workspace that has a collaborative, creative atmosphere.
Companies large and small can benefit from working out of a mix of open and controlled space where employees can choose the preferred work area, whether it is a private office or collaborative space.
Creating the proper workspace can impact employee engagement, productivity, satisfaction, retention and more.
Organizations can make the move towards a more immersive work experience by removing the barriers between workers and encouraging collaboration. A 2019 Steelcase Active Collaboration Study found that 71% of respondents would rather meet in an open, flexible setting where they can freely move around. Furthermore, many respondents said that visual distractions and interruptions, as well as a lack of technology, have hindered them from collaborating with others.
This can be combated by using office and technology solutions that advise companies to overcome these issues. For example, Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2S is mobile with the use of the Roam Mobile Cart design by Steelcase. This means the Hub can go to where team members are working together.
Incorporating tools like this can help curate a more collaborative atmosphere, while also retaining employees and making them feel more satisfied in their positions.
Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based in Lexington, Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces.