Traditional office layouts are quickly disappearing as new employees enter the workforce. As the new wave of millennials enters your office space, so too does the changes required to adapt to the way they work.
Millennials now represent more than 50% of the world’s population, and even though you might not believe it, millennials work harder (or more) than any other generation. This is based on an average millennial working more than 40 hours a week, compared to old-school generations on a 36-38-hour average.
As the workplace demographic shifts, so do working styles and mindsets. As older generations have always had a personal space direct or individual focus on work, millennials prefer team-oriented, collaborative flexible working arrangements, and also expect a lot more technology.
So how can your office adapt to suit the changing workplace? Here are some of the ways the office space is evolving.
Previous generations have typically had an individualistic work perspective. However millennials, prefer a more collaborative and team-based approach because work is seen as something that should offer fulfilment and personal enrichment.
Technology In The Modern Workplace
Technology plays a huge role in today’s workplace and millennials are tech-savvy and can easily adapt to most conditions. Everything is controlled by apps and technology. There is no escaping and adapting to new technologies to make your business smarter and more efficient.
Dynamic Workplaces To Cater To Different Needs
Options like hot-desks, open meeting rooms, and informal spaces are quickly becoming the norm in offices as they open up new opportunities for collaboration and inspiration. Retractable walls, extra electrical outlets and movable tables are elements that can easily be integrated by most companies into their office space. Stand up desks are also very popular and healthy, allowing for space saving for other purposes.