Location: Australia
Author: UCI Australlia
Tags: #workplaces #jobsatisfaction #hubs #collaborative #work-lifebalance

What is an office?  

Where are workplaces heading?

How do you retain high performers in a competitive market?

Modern workplaces are re-shaping the way in which they operate, this is heavily influenced by the advances in technology and generational shifts within workspaces.

Offices are becoming about the people.

By allowing people to work flexibly with both time and location, employers are finding they can retain their high performers because employees have more work-life balance and greater job satisfaction.

With companies taking the plunge and moving forward with modern technology it is not only creating a better work life for employees it is also reshaping how the modern office functions. Reduce desk spaces are required, with fewer people permanently in the office means that fewer infrastructures and offices become simplified, utilizing less equipment. But what do you do with all this new found space?

Offices are also offering new and innovative ways to engage their people by supplying cafes and wellbeing programs within this extra space that is gained by this new style of working.

It is no longer just an office. Designers and architects are combining workplaces to create “hubs”.  These are areas where employees feel welcome and want to come, where people can collaborate in a range of meeting areas or find a quiet area that will allow them to concentrate, these are possible through combining a variety of flexible working environments and pieces.

When people have an increased level of satisfaction within their workplace, they are more likely to happily invest in their daily tasks, engaging more with others and creating a better environment for everyone.