According to the 2019 Staples Workplace Survey, 90% of employees said flexibility would help boost their morale, while 41% said they would take a 10% pay cut in lieu of a company that cares about their employees’ wellness.
Technology has allowed many professionals to work from wherever they want, whether that be at home or in an office. That has led many offices to modify their traditional layout to meet the needs of workers, often referred to as “hackability.”
“Workspaces with a variety of settings must accompany a corporate policy that allows the users to move freely and select their environment. We all work differently—one employee may want to work on a big presentation in complete silence while another thrives with loads of background noise,” said Jasmine Efrussy, director of furniture services and vice president at Corgan. “Corporate atmosphere must allow for the optimum level of user adjustability, regardless of the work being done.”
Although many employees appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, it is important to recognize the benefits of private work areas.
Additionally, hackable workstations can often be too complicated for employees to use. Keeping these solutions as simple as possible allows workers to be comfortable and focus on their tasks at hand.
Being open to change is also important as workspaces are evolving quicker than ever. Office furniture company Poppin accomplishes that by creating products that can be combined in various ways and multiple configurations.