Pause rooms, lounges, hot-desks and standing stations are spaces you’re more likely to find in your favourite coffee bar, right? Actually, you’re wrong. As more and more employers change their perceptions around productivity, so the traditional picture of what a physical office space looks like is set to undergo a major revolution.
Physical office spaces have come to think of “going green” as an essential element of the workplace. This includes a lot of natural light, indoor plants and easy access to outside areas. Canteens will mirror this concept by serving fresh and healthy organic food, and some companies will even implement power napping by installing furniture that allows for a 20-minute power nap each day.
The belief that healthy, well-rested workers perform better is carried further in the idea of wearable technology that sends alerts when a person’s energy is low and he or she needs rest.
It’s true – employers are finally finding that happiness in the workplace often comes from not being physically in the workplace. As a result, ideas and practices that challenge traditional notions of productivity are increasingly being implemented.
What modern offices look like
Work more flexibly