Workplaces have evolved significantly over the years, almost to a point where the traditional office no longer exists. Remote working, hot-desking and working on the move have become the norm working styles for many employees around the country. Organisations are recognising the importance of offering its workforce greater flexibility, a wider range of technology and a happy working environment in order to boost productivity. This not only helps to attract great staff but, it helps to retain them too.
With the World becoming more digital every day, the need to introduce the latest technology into the workplace has never been greater. Introducing new technology drives productivity, creates an agile working environment and enables employees to have what they need at the touch of a button, wherever and whenever they are working.
Employees are used to having a range of technology available in their own homes and have almost come to expect the same level of technology to be available in their professional world too. Whatever employees need to be able to perform their role needs to be available anywhere, anytime and on any device. Systems and software need to be well integrated and accessible no matter where the employee may be.
Create the right environment
It’s not just what a workforce offers in terms of technology that has changed, however. The importance of offering the right working environment also plays an important part in attracting and retaining staff. As the saying goes, ‘a happy worker is a productive worker’, and the environment in which you work contributes hugely to overall job satisfaction.
Employers are getting better at offering flexible working solutions to accommodate our busy lives, however creating the right workspace is still a challenge for some. There are many ways in which employers can achieve their workspace goals and it predominately comes down to one word, storage.
Clutter causes chaos
Changing the layout of the office to encourage a more transparent workforce is just one-way employers can create a happy working environment. Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our workplaces. Messy workspaces leave us feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Yet rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress.
By introducing functional and aesthetic storage for books and reports or installing modern and secure lockers for employees to place their personal belongings, clutter can be a thing of the past.
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to office design
Workplaces are all about the people in them, which is why each workplace should be different. Factors to consider are noise levels, team dynamics and essential equipment when designing the perfect workspace for your team.
Divide and conquer
Open plan offices are becoming the most popular way to work in the traditional sense. However, it is also important to create private and multifunctional spaces. The new Plexus storage unit, as recently launched by Your Workspace is a modern and practical way to create natural divides in your work area. Giving you the perfect solution for a minimalist approach to working.
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If you are ready to be ahead of your competitors and want to maximise your chances of attracting and retaining good staff; contact us to discuss the latest innovations in storage and locker designs.
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