Attracting the best people is fundamental to the success of all companies and in the war for talent, the workplace has become an increasingly important strategic tool to draw and retain excellent people.
Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said that there is a strong relationship between workplace design and business outcomes. “There are four current identified trends that are driving the future of the workplace. These trends can make the difference in recruiting and retaining the talent you want.”
Trend 1: A workplace always in ‘beta’
Technology is evolving faster than ever, and billions of new devices connect to the Internet each year. Said Trim: “The scope and scale of this unprecedented level of connectivity are revolutionising how we think about the future of work. During such rapid change, organisations must develop strategies to determine where to direct their technology Rands.” Trim noted that in response to constant change, workplaces must adopt an “always in beta” mindset, recognising that the workplace must go with the flow of constant experimentation to get the best out of technology.