New and exciting times are here for the workforce of new-age organisations. With drab interiors and segregated workplaces making way for exciting office space ideas, innovation is clearly the driving force behind organisations that are led by enterprising entrepreneurs. Welcome to the times when organisations have realised the importance of ensuring a positive work environment over the traditional practise of emphasising purely on ‘work’.
Here are a few path-breaking innovations that these companies are embracing with great enthusiasm to offer their employees the desired work environment.
Laptops and wireless internet are transforming the way we work at our office space. Gone are the days when we would have to stay restricted to our work desks. Back then, it was the age of desktops and the concept of laptops at the workplace was still new. Tech innovations are making mobility at workplaces a reality, encouraging companies to experiment with newer concepts of work desks.
Hot-desking is one such innovation that eliminates the idea of employees working at assigned personal desks. It gives them the freedom to move around and occupy any one of the available seats of their choice every day.
It rids employees of the monotony of working from the same desk every day. It also offers them the convenience of sitting with co-workers that they need to co-ordinate with for an impending task. What’s more, it makes it possible for the new-age companies to ensure the optimal utilisation of the available space.
Co-working has emerged as the trend that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon and understandably so. With several organisations from across industries working under the same roof at shared office spaces, it breaks down barriers among co-workers. It widens their horizon, accelerates the learning process and presents an opportunity for networking.
Overlapped work zones
Office spaces are now being designed in a way that opens many more opportunities for interaction among employees. Modern workspaces are consciously shying away from the rigidity of working in cubicles. They are breaking down walls to initiate uninterrupted collaboration among their employees. After all, the most innovative ideas don’t strike when you are constantly restricted to your desk the entire day.
Workspaces are coming up with fascinating, out-of-the-box ideas for multiple uses of spaces, apart from what they are usually used for. For instance, staircases and terraces also double up as a space for regular team huddles and stand-up meetings. Multi-tasking individuals now have multi-tasking workspaces to enhance their productivity.
One desk for all employees
A ‘super desk’ takes the concept of an ‘open office’ a step further. Companies are spearheading innovative workplace strategies to offer their employees a perfect work environment and initiate a consistent collaborative approach at work. A single work desk for all boosts unity among the employees, which becomes evident in their creativity and business outcomes.
Fascinating green interiors
Greenery has a positive impact on the minds of the workforce. It contributes to aestheticism, health and happiness of employees. It enhances their productivity and contributes to a positive work environment. Companies are taking it to the next level by replicating nature at their workplace. From simply placing plant pots at different corners, they are creating a prototype of a forest or a nature park right at their workspace. Imagine the thrill of working while sitting on a bench in a park, soaking in the peace and tranquillity of nature!
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Practical ergonomics with a dash of creativity is evidently the way forward. This is just the beginning and many more are yet to come, as innovation knows no bounds.
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