The solution that many employers are working with is a hybrid strategy – one that offers staff a mix of Work from Home and time in the office. This gives their employees a degree of flexibility, whilst also being able to get back in touch with the aspects of working in an office that many people have missed – most notably the culture of the business, interacting with fellow staff members and the ‘get up and go somewhere’ proactiveness of a morning routine.
To help entice workers back to the office, some businesses have adopted unique strategies to signal that they support a fresher, more creative atmosphere and that employee comfort and wellbeing are important to them.
Some companies have really pushed the boat out – for example in Pittsburgh, USA, the Inventionland Institute which specializes in creative solutions for a range of products and industries has created 16 work areas to help stimulate its team’s creativity, including a pirate ship special operations team hideout, a Moroccan-themed meeting room, and a room in which every surface – even the floor and chairs – is a whiteboard.
At Officescape we bring an evidence-based approach to workplace design to help you create inspirational, agile workplaces to foster happy, positive and creative working environments.