Every generation has had their definition of workplaces that work best for them. The wave of changes sweeps across different industries, and, over time, it becomes the norm to have a given type of workplace. Yet, even what was a seemingly perfect and timeless workplace then, this generation is phasing out with concepts around productivity, technology, employee fulfillment, community services and freelancing. But, does that mean you begin working up your workplace’s architecture from the ground up yet again?
Such questions are critical to helping you determine how frequent it will require you to adopt another workplace concept. The bottom line here is finding what will keep your business afloat. Whether it is in Sydney or Townsville, a company should provide all employees with benefits such as health care assistance, or even disability support services for their family if they need it.
Must you buy every idea?
Well, what is imperative is that you evaluate the concepts that could fade away over time to allow you major on the ones will stand the test of time. Most importantly, be holistic in your approach. Does everyone in your company have to adopt these changes to revolutionise your workplace? Determine whether the changes that you are implementing will affect business ethics and the values which make up your brand image.
The issue of productivity
Mastering the dynamics of workplace models and how your business fares with these changes are central to ensuring consistent productivity. Do your employees and C-level executives buy your idea? How can you bring them on-board, and even encourage other stakeholders to contribute to the vision and mission of your business?
Have a workplace that focuses on the overall productivity of the employees, executives and stakeholders to your business. Mostly, that will require investing in programs, which could dent your business’ finances. There is always a need to balance ethics and business, more so in this age of environmental awareness and universal equality.
Productivity or profits?
There have been lengthy discussions around the subject of investing in workplace productivity. Ideally, the views hinge on who is responsible for this—the business owner or the employees? Banking on the latter to challenge their comfort zones and invest in training can be risky. Many companies lose employees as they scale the career ladder.
But, that could also happen even if you don’t invest in training them. You would have a workforce that is not as proficient at carrying the vision of your company.
But research has revealed that training and good treatment creates an atmosphere of goodwill between company management and employees. Offering them additional benefits that improve their quality of life engenders company loyalty and lessens the possibility of employees looking for greener pastures.
Whether you will lose your trained employees and executives to a competitor is not the issue here. And, even should it happen, you will have played your part in contributing to the betterment of the immediate community and your industry. Whether you will enjoy the returns in high profits, that is certain. Training increases efficiency, which reflects in increased productivity, thus increased profits.
Quality and fulfillment
How effective your workplace model is will be dependent on how every person that works with you gets satisfaction from their input to your company. The quality of your products and services banks on that; be they employees, C-level executives, suppliers, distributors or the immediate community.