What companies can do to stay agile in the future of work

The workplace is constantly evolving, and so must companies in order to remain competitive and attract and retain their workforce. Now more than ever, companies and organizations are evaluating how their employees want to work, with people working in more and more locations outside of the traditional office.

In APAC, 62 percent of employees say they are less likely to quit their jobs because they are free to engage in hybrid work. They have an improved work-life balance, are less stressed and more likely to build better relationships with their colleagues.

The only problem is that three out of four employees believe that their companies are not equipped for the future of hybrid work in the long term due to a lack of support in relation to company culture and access to technology and collaboration platforms.

Successful companies will adapt the office to provide environments for tasks and activities that cannot be done at home, and highly successful companies will be the ones that shape these workplaces to improve company culture, improve team cohesion and offer the workplace experience that is missing when working externally.

The office reconsidered

With hybrid work arrangements, the reasons why an employee enters a physical office must change, and the role of the office must be optimized to accommodate new work patterns and maximize the use of the available space.

Companies have the opportunity to significantly reduce the number of individual workstations and instead assign “neighborhoods” tailored to each team’s needs, offering formal and informal areas to encourage creative discussions and dialogues. Adding different color schemes and team-related bulletin boards can improve an employee’s sense of belonging without the need for a permanent workstation.

Read also: How to make remote work more seamless and less distributed

The home office

Creating a sustainable home workspace depends on understanding what types of work are best done when working remotely and constructing an environment that best supports those tasks.

Companies implementing long-term work from home should assess the ergonomic risks of their employees’ home workplaces. This includes equipment such as an office chair, one of the most important tools an employee will use.

Choosing intuitive designs with user-friendly functions becomes paramount to ensure the safety and comfort of employees at home or in the office. That’s why we at Flokk believe that everyone deserves to be healthy, happy and productive while at work, which is why we offer a wide range of stylish, sustainable and above all comfortable seating perfect for any working environment.

The hub

Since the freedom of hybrid work is still preferred, going to the office full-time is definitely not the first choice. But this is where collaboration happens, and niche co-working spaces that meet the different needs of businesses and employees are key to that.

The wide availability of co-working spaces that offer flexible tenancies with short-term or daily workstations enables organizations to reduce costs and be able to hire employees from around the world. And at the same time, it can give employees access to collaboration tools in their local area.

The new workplace ecosystem that is currently taking shape is a major challenge for organizations when it comes to reinventing their workplace design, but it should also be treated as a golden opportunity to reap the benefits of a more flexible way of working.

Focused on user-first and inclusive design for the workplace and home, Flokk continues to operate as a total supplier of furniture solutions in Asia with 50 percent annual growth from 2020 to 2022. The company offers a wide range of flexible and sustainable furniture solutions designed to improve the well-being and performance of their users based on extensive insights into the needs and work of real people.

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