Burnout has become a major problem in today’s workforce, with a report from Mercer showing that the number of employees approaching burnout grew from 63% in 2020 to 81% in 2022.
Although leaders have made efforts to address this problem, there are a variety of factors that are contributing to high burnout levels. Limited privacy, large workloads and stagnant office design are just a few drivers of a poor employee experience.
So what can employers do to ensure that their offices are efficient and welcoming?
This should start with one goal: to create an “aesthetically please and accessible” virtual office for employees, according to Blima Ehrentreu, CEO and Founder of The Designers Group.
“Our virtual office works like any regular physical office; employees can reserve it for client meetings, internal collaborations, or brainstorms,” said Ehrentreu.
“It’s completely branded, curating a space unique to our company that mimics the in-person experience. When it’s not booked, the space is open for employees to gather and work together on their day-to-day tasks. Sometimes we also use the virtual conference room to check in to see who’s online and available to assist with any tasks at hand.”
The Designers Group also incorporates game rooms in its office design to provide a sense of purpose of being in the office. Whether it’s water cooler talk or playing a game of chess to unwind after a long day, these spaces help emphasize what is important about in-office environments: working alongside colleagues.