The dwindling need is not only attributed to the revolting dynamics of the workforce, but also an assertive shift among the masses that workplaces should be more flexible, more supportive of their preferences and needs, along with fostering creativity.
With the advent of smartphones and all the unbelievable technology that they support, employees expect more freedom in the way they are required to work. Many are comfortable with working on the go, while others prefer to drop-in, work for a bit, leave early, and spend long hours the next day.
What does this mean for businesses?
Well, as always, businesses will have to adapt with the emerging challenges, which involve having flexible workplace timings and more importantly flexible workplaces in general. The demand for virtual offices is highly likely to rise. Co-working spaces – where people can bounce ideas off each other – will also foster the work dynamics of the coming future.
Another point of importance is to realize that not only will the demand for virtual offices and co-working spaces rise, but the demand for accommodating and trendy workplaces will also rise dramatically. In order to have creative and productive workers, the atmosphere of the workplace needs to keep up with employee expectations and a huge chunk of that simply means making the workplace appealing to them. This increases their sense of entitlement and motivation, which obviously, in turn affects the business positively. This means that the location and aesthetics of the office should be ideal and appealing including the best views of the city.
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