Despite what you might think and see reported in the news, the office workspace isn’t dying. In fact, the World Economic Forum has found that globally, 25% of people do want to return to the office for a five-day week.
It’s one thing to have employees that are hoping to return to the office based 9-5, but it is another to keep them engaged and doing the best possible work while they are there.
Employee engagement is crucial to staff retention and increasing productivity in the workplace, too. So much so that studies show companies that have higher employee engagement are 21% more profitable.
So, how can you create a more engaged and collaboration focused workforce?
Essentially is comes down to their connection to their colleagues and surrounding environment. A mundane workspace with uninspired furniture and a formulaic layout is going to be less engaging than a dynamic workspace with office pods, modular furniture, and demountable partitions.
As we’ve already discussed, this gives employees more freedom and creativity of their own workspace, allowing them to collaborate, connect and create.
In turn this will drive engagement so that you can be safe in the understanding that your team not only wants to be in the workspace, but that they enjoy being there too.