A few years ago, having strict working hours and being present in the same cubicle for the whole day was considered productive. More efficient, rather. Now, it’s almost laughable to even think of it. The definition of productivity has also evolved. As industries grow in line with modernization, finding the right balance between rigid and casual becomes necessary. Stringent workplaces, strict deadlines and fixed working hours are the past, the future lies in collaboration and open mindedness. Here’s why:
More out of less
What most organizations don’t realize is this: that the lesser the restrictions, the more the productivity of teams. Of course this operates on mutual trust, that’s a given, and this trust has to be built on both ends, but it’s a win-win situation for both, the employer and the employee. In the long run, this saves both time and money, and is thus cost optimum. The most efficient teams are always those that are given the freedom to work at their own pace. If you don’t believe us, experiment for yourself and see!
The thinking hats stay on!
We keep talking of ‘thinking outside the box’ but we also need to realize how much of this outside the box thinking can happen if we keep imposing structures. To thrive creatively, one needs to let go of rigidity and the ‘what once was’ approach. This is why work cultures that are more open minded and flexible to different styles of working need to be implemented. The more this is done, the more innovation will thrive and the more good work will come out of it!
Happiness level, check!
When people feel cared for, likely, they will also be happier. Imagine having a workplace that you actually look forward to going to, and not a place that makes you grumpy every morning. Almost dreamy, right? But such workplaces are not just the stuff of dreams anymore. Organizations are becoming cognizant of the needs of their employees, whether it is something as simple as work from home policies, facilities that ease the commute or team building activities, all of this helps boost individual and team morale, and the results speak for themselves. In this case, happiness most definitely can be measured!
Recruitment and retention
Having a flexible work environment also paints a great picture of the workplace, and it is this picture that ultimately attracts new talent that can be nurtured. Recruitment, thus, becomes a lot easier. It’s not just the freshers who benefit from this approach, since having an honest, open environment also leads to less attrition for it ensures a holistic work life balance for employees. It gives you the ultimate advantage of building stronger in house teams, which enables you to overtake competition easily.
Flexible working environments are not easy to build, and do not necessarily mean handing everything over to employees on a silver platter. But it is the need of the hour, especially considering the rate at which modern workplaces are evolving. At QueSpaces, we promise collaborative environments that inspire both teams and individuals.