While the global pandemic has given rise to a more mobile workforce, one thing remains certain — workers still find significant value in coming into the physical workplace.
Businesses, too, see the value, considering the role of the office as remaining critical to their organizational success. But as an unprecedented number of employees are currently looking for a new job (65% according to a PwC Pulse Survey conducted in August 2021), it’s imperative that workspaces evolve to become destinations of preference. To stay relevant, workplaces must become inspiring environments that offer choice, support productivity, and provide opportunities for meaningful human connection.
Isolation is the bane of innovation. And research has shown that workers prefer face-to-face interactions over virtual experiences. Provide more opportunities for impromptu engagement by integrating more comfortable areas throughout the workplace that invite social connection. Leverage available open spaces to allow small and large groups to collaborate by offering a blend of soft seating, standing-height tables, and stools that enable discussion and idea-sharing. Provide refreshments near these spaces to facilitate social “collisions.”
Create Workspaces Worth Leaving Home For
Whether your organization is implementing a hybrid model or bringing your people back to the office full-time, keeping them engaged for the long haul will require a workplace that fosters connection and collaboration, enables privacy for focused work, and supports their health and wellness. Let Safco help you transform your physical space into a destination of choice. We offer a comprehensive collection of furniture solutions and purposeful accessories that will enable your people to perform at their best.