There’s no denying the massive changes occurring in the business sector today. What was once commonplace has been ushered out, making way for the latest in technology, office design, and business trends. From the way we interact with colleagues and clients to the way our business strategies are designed, the IoT and workplace tools have completely remodeled organizational processes. And with a new breed of employees entering the workforce daily, these changes are showing no signs of slowing down.
Historically, our workforce has been comprised of one, maybe two generations of workers. While most Baby Boomers have come to accept and even embrace our new technological tools, the Millennials EXPECT these tools in the workplace. They have never known a world without them and it is a basic requirement for an effective workplace in their eyes.
Aside from being a major factor in defining the success of modern day businesses, these trends have helped shape how business is conducted. Your typical office setting is no longer about each individual having their own private space, it’s about offering flexibility and mobility. It’s about creating a collaborative workspace and accommodating the employees needs, regardless of time of day or location. The goal is to reduce operational expenses by creating an environment that makes employees want to interact and work. And enterprises that fail to keep up with these trends will find employee retention difficult, and attracting top talent even more problematic. In fact, “companies that increase their number of talented managers and double the rate of engaged employees achieve, on average, 147% higher earnings per share than their competition.”
So, what's in and what's out in the modern workforce and workplace management? Visit our infographics to determine if your company is keeping up with the latest trends and find out what strategies you might want to implement to achieve a higher level of productivity.
In our two part infographic, you will learn:
- The latest in technology trends that takes your company from good to great
- What collaborative tools enable your workforce to communicate without boundaries
- Office redesign concepts
- How your workforce prefers to network
- What the common and productive workday looks like today
As we welcome a new year, 2016 is filled with promise and hope for our futures, both professionally and individually. Workplace managers should evaluate the evolving needs of their workforce and identify where they fit into the picture. Is an office redesign in order for this coming year? Are you providing your employees the business tools needed to be their very best? Take a look at our latest infographic to see if your organization is up to snuff and identify where improvements could be made.
Let’s make 2016 the year of enlightenment and prosperity. The sky is the limit! Or, as we like to say in the facilities management industry; the walls are boundless.