Technology has revolutionised the way we work and gives people the choice and flexibility to choose a working style that suits them best. Agile and hybrid working within an office building is more popular than ever as a result of COVID-19. There are various reasons why you might want to change your workplace design to encourage this new way of working.
Rows of desks are becoming a thing of the past, with many companies now incorporating collaborative spaces into their working environment. Typically, companies embracing agile and hybrid working styles will create different working zones within the building, both formal and informal, using comfortable and great looking office furniture that’s designed for that purpose. By doing this, they can offer employees the choice of quiet spaces, soft seating, meeting rooms, soundproof offices, or a communal area.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you need to consider introducing agile and hybrid working to your company:
The more popular agile and hybrid workplaces become, the more people want them. Having more freedom and control over the way they work is very appealing and is likely to attract a talented workforce. The way a company allows its’ employees to work is important, and if employees are happy within their role and feel they have a good work-life balance, they are much more likely to stay in the company, meaning you will enjoy the advantages of having a happy and talented workforce.
Designing your workplace to encourage motivation and boost morale will improve efficiency leading to increased productivity.
With real estate costs being so high, introducing agile and hybrid working could save your company money by reducing unused workspace. With many employees working remotely and in different parts of the building, office spaces can be freed up for other business uses.
Safer post COVID-19
By giving staff the freedom to choose how and where they work will help aid social distancing rules. Staff can spread out more effectively throughout the building and can choose to come into the office less by working remotely. This will in turn reduce the amount of people mixing in confined spaces and ultimately reduce the risk to staff members that do choose to return to the office.
When clients visit you, they will have confidence in the fact you are keeping up to date with emerging workplace trends. It will also give you the opportunity to talk to your clients in an area that will suit them best, so if it’s going to be more of a friendly chat than a formal meeting, you can find a nice comfortable spot rather than having to sit in the boardroom. Happier clients are much more likely to do business with you and stay loyal to your company.
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If you’re ready to make the change to your working style, get in touch with us for workspace ideas and office furniture that’s suitable for the creation of innovative working environments.