Making Big Changes with Small Office Renovations
Making Big Changes with Small Office Renovations Renovating an entire office can be a significant investment, and the budget and time to undertake such a
We all agree there’s a new ‘work/life’ balance! Work, especially heads-down independent tasks, can be completed anywhere. Figuring out the blend for our responsibilities and commitments can be challenging, and working with our clients across many industries in several states we see consistent themes emerging…
We’ve highlighted a few drivers here to help YOU create your ‘WHY’
This article will provide practical insights on solutions to encourage these crucial elements in your office and create a dynamic work environment that fosters productivity, creativity, and a strong sense of community.
Many senior managers also are on a hybrid schedule and want to coordinate their schedules in a meaningful way with all levels of staff – Employees will be more willing to come to the office if they know the days and times that management will be there and can have impromptu or scheduled engagements with them. Team leaders and upper management should encourage “office hours” when employees can drop in to discuss concerns or get mentoring and guidance.
Pantries in the office have had a considerable upgrade in the office, whether it’s adding more appliances so employees don’t have to wait around to heat their food, seating areas that are more residential, or including cafe-style booths and tables to eat lunch with coworkers. Atypical spaces, such as indoor walking paths, outdoor benches and seating, patios, and roof-top lounges, provide an in-office experience that encourages flexibility and healthy living.
With the rise of remote work, many employees need help to separate work and personal life. Coming to the office can define that separation. Yet an employee may still be reluctant if the office is hot-desking and unsure there will be any open areas when they get there. Bookable spaces within the office ensure employees a designated area to focus and collaborate with their colleagues, away from distractions at home.
In conclusion, returning to work is not just about returning to the physical office but also about creating a workplace that is engaging, supportive, and fulfilling. Companies can make a compelling “why” for employees to return to the office and build a more robust and dynamic work environment by focusing on workspaces that promote community, technology, recreation, and healthy living.