The workplace is changing. With more and more employees working from home, businesses are looking for ways to make their office space more appealing. One way to do this is to create a “destination workplace.”
A destination workplace is a space that is designed to be more than just a place to work. It is a place where employees can come to collaborate, learn, and grow. It is a place that is both comfortable and stimulating.
There are many benefits to creating a destination workplace. For one, it can help to attract and retain top talent. Employees are more likely to want to work for a company that offers a great work environment. Additionally, a destination workplace can boost productivity and creativity. When employees are happy and comfortable, they are more likely to be engaged in their work.
If your workplace is outdated, has dirty carpeting, lacks somewhere for employees to socialize, low lighting, doesn’t offer natural light, needs upgraded paint colors, and looks like the 80’s & 90’s, then now is the time to do a makeover. Outdated office space can have a negative impact on employee morale, productivity, and creativity. When employees are not comfortable or inspired by their surroundings, they are less likely to be engaged in their work. This can lead to decreased productivity, increased stress, and even turnover.
Second, you need to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to be successful. This includes things like comfortable furniture, state-of-the-art technology, and access to training and development opportunities.
Finally, you need to create a culture of collaboration and innovation. The open space concept is a type of office layout that features a large, open area with no walls or partitions. This type of layout is designed to promote collaboration and communication between employees. There are a number of benefits to the open space concept. It can help to foster a sense of community among employees, can help to improve communication, and can help to improve productivity. When employees are not isolated in their own cubicles all day, they are more likely to be engaged in their work and to be more productive. Creating an “open space” area in your workplace in addition to personal offices creates that “destination” for socialization & collaboration among your employees.
Here are some specific tips for updating your office space to create a destination workplace:
- Invest in comfortable furniture. Employees are more likely to want to come to the office if they have a comfortable place to sit and work. Consider investing in ergonomic chairs, sofas, and other comfortable seating options.
- Add personal touches. Employees are more likely to feel at home in the office if it feels like their own space. Consider adding personal touches, such as artwork, plants, or photos, to the office space. Use finishes you would find at home such as tile, quartz countertops, updated paint colors, bathroom spaces that have a spa-like feel.
- Provide access to technology. Employees need access to the latest technology to be productive. Make sure the office is equipped with state-of-the-art computers, printers, and other technology.
- Create a culture of collaboration. The office should be a place where employees feel comfortable sharing ideas and working together. Consider creating dedicated spaces for collaboration, such as huddle rooms or breakout areas. You can even utilize the outdoor space of your workplace by adding covered seating with comforts of home such as a fire pit, bar area, television, music.
By following these tips, you can create a destination workplace that will encourage employees to come into the office versus work from home. If it’s time for a complete makeover of your workplace, get in touch with our team and let’s start collaborating on how to create a “destination workplace” that showcases your brand and rejuvenates your employees.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new “destination workplace” trend!