With the widespread adoption of digital communication tools, work can be done anywhere, from coffeehouses to coworking spaces. This flexibility begs the question: Why should we want to come to the office?
Turns out, about half of employees would rather skip the office, according to those surveyed by Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. That disaffected attitude can take a toll on recruiting, retention, productivity, and creativity.
But not everyone wants to work from home. Many workers find the office more comfortable or convenient, from a faster internet connection to a cool place to work on a hot summer day. Companies want innovation to be part of the culture at every level. As a result, they are creating innovation teams, innovation centers, or innovation groups that are bringing together R&D, engineers, developers, and even salespeople.
Creating a workspace that encourages innovation and creativity often means going beyond providing spots to work and a series of amenities. In addition to taking care of employees’ physical well-being, these spaces should be about creating meaning and a connection to work, experts say.
Human capital is the one constant in the ever-evolving digital age that is transforming the workspace. As a result, organizations have begun to embrace and nurture employees as individuals with unique skill sets. *Article from Spark at Haworth