Hazem Al Zaro, principal at Zaro Architects, have taken their small office and transformed it into a multi-functional, yet semi-formal space.
Remote working has become more than a trend
Working remotely has become increasingly accessible to workers from all sectors of the workforce. With various forms of instant messaging, video conferencing, and coworking spaces, remote working is easier than ever.
Regus.co.za reports that workers in South Africa telecommute about 56% of the time and 52% of the time worldwide.
“Millennials, who are now entering management positions, want mobility and flexibility, to be able to work anywhere, at any time. There is an increase in ‘telecommuting’ with staff working from home or from cowork spaces and virtual offices,” said Mari Schourie, CEO of South Africa coworking operator The Workspace.
Dimension Data spoke to 73 executives with companies that have at least 1,000 employees and found that 42% of organizations in South Africa have employees working from home full-time and 67% saying employees will be working from home full-time in the next two years.
Mobile technology allows employees to work virtually from anywhere at anytime, but many companies still have not caught onto the idea of remote working and its numerous benefits including it’s cost effectiveness, flexibility, reduction in employee turnover, and allowance for a wider pool of applicants.
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Varisdesk, who specialize in adjustable standing desks, installed a free coworking space in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at Terminal C for business travelers.
Poor mental health can cause distractions in the workplace. To combat low productivity, offices can offer more privacy and natural lighting to encourage motivation.
WeWork launched its largest coworking space in Southeast Asia. Their debut in Kuala Lumpur is located in the city’s commercial district and can accommodate 1,900 people.
Workspaces have many tactics to get the most out of their employees, but by engaging and communicating with all workers may be the key to a company’s success.