Office design has long been bolstered as the key to creating a successful workplace that boosts culture, wellbeing and productivity.
Although there is much truth in that sentiment, it is equivalent to buying a new home in an attempt to make a family happier.
While some approaches may work for some companies, that does not mean these methods apply to all. So how can business leaders build a truly successful workplace on a deeper level?
Companies need to apply the thinking of digital first pioneers to their own business model. For instance, GitLab has a guide to remote working that can be applied across various industries.
While it is evident that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the way businesses should operate, what is clear is the need for agility and flexibility.
Having a variety of work options for employees almost certainly guarantees that they find the best way to accomplish their work, without being hindered by common workplace challenges such as remote working isolation or distracting open offices.