19 May is Work Happy Day. From the first cup of coffee to the time you turn off your computer, you need to have a positive experience when working in the office – whether a home office or formal corporate office.
It is important how it is designed, what furniture you are using and what products you have available.
Small changes can recreate an environment
Source: Business Furniture Solutions
Most of us just want to get on with our core business, we want to catch up on lost time and hopefully regain our previous business momentum.
And while discussions around the hybrid office & remote working might apply to companies with large workforces and global policies, most of us need our team back around us…and maybe we need to make a couple of changes to encourage them back:
After working from home, a softer more domestic feeling in the workplace could be key. Space to sit back & catch up, space to scheme & dream, and space to talk more privately – away from the gossips.
Escaping from barking dogs, noisy kids and hooting delivery vans is another added benefit of getting back to the office.
Capitalise on that need and set aside areas where staff can focus in silence, avoiding work related distractions that now replace home noise.
Allocating existing meeting rooms or empty offices can work. Acoustic furniture is another option.
Places to meet
Now that we are all experts on Zoom calls, Microsoft teams and Google meet, we are finding it so much richer to engage face to face, relating to subtle nuances and body language again.
Places to meet and brainstorm, to problem solve and dream together might now need to include online discussions, and the need to share working documents.