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Flexibility of Agile Workspaces to Empower Employee Performance
The global Covid-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to every aspect of society, including the way people work, play, and relax. One of the biggest changes has been to offices and workspaces. Covid has shown how flexible workspaces and offices can be, with working models changing drastically. Agile workspaces are increasingly important and include a range of elements that allow employees to work in different environments that suit their
needs for that particular day. This is crucial when taking into account that different types of people work better in different environments. Introverted employees, who make up roughly 25-40% of a workforce, have different working requirements to extroverts. While extroverted employees may thrive in open plan offices that are constantly buzzing with chatter, introverted employees require quieter, private spaces to work and collaborate.
Working in the wrong environment can negatively impact the performance of employees. Gaproc Media’s Head of Audio-Visual and Video Conferencing, Corné Hubinger explains: “Having introverts in an environment that doesn’t suit their way of thinking and working can leave them with permanent low energy, impede their ability to contribute, and will likely lead to a burnout. This is why, having agile workspaces is vital to a business as it provides a range of solutions for different types of employees, empowering them to work at their optimum.”
Companies need to consider how an existing office can be set up to meet the needs of all employees. There are a wide range of elements that can easily be integrated into an office workspace to empower employees. Here are three important set ups to consider:
Open plan offices can get quite loud which is not always conducive for employee concentration levels or having important calls with clients and customers. Quite zones are dedicated quiet areas that employees can use to have video and voice calls with clients or even work in for the day.
Similar to quiet zones, huddle spaces are set up for teams to have meetings or work on a project without interrupting other employees in the office. These spaces can range from relaxed lounge like environments to converted boardrooms, giving employees the freedom to be collaborative and creative in a space away from the rest of the team.
This is an easy system to implement if your office has moved to a hybrid work from home and office model. Hot desking does away with designated desks and allows employees to choose which desk they want to work from for the day.
Each of these elements, and many others, can be easily implemented and have the potential to bring out the best in your employees. Chat to our expert team today: CLICK HERE to contact us now!