With the growth of technology, millennials in the workplace and other modern trends, office space isn’t quite as simple as it used to be. The modern workplace now has multi-use spaces, laid back work areas, co-work space and other new aspects. Our friends at View The Space recently published a blog post about the modern workplace. They included six must-haves for modern office tenants. We encourage you to read an excerpt of the interesting post below, then click the green button at the bottom of this page to view the whole article.
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The Modern Workplace: 6 Must-Haves for Today’s Office Tenants
Today’s office tenants have different needs than they did ten years ago. No longer is a workplace simply just where employees come to do their jobs every day. Rather, the workspace has become interwoven with a company’s identity and plays an important role in attracting high-value talent, as well as helping to facilitate the most innovative, productive work.
Breaking outside the traditional office mold used to be an approach embraced mainly by technology tenants. But in today’s market, companies of all sizes and industries are realizing the power of the workplace and making moves to modernize. Check out this list of the top features today’s office tenants are implementing.
1 | Open, multi-use spaces
Today’s tenants use their spaces for numerous reasons outside of regular work activity, such as hosting external functions like networking events and fireside chats, internal training sessions, and company-wide meetings. But this doesn’t mean the designated space needs to be empty and unused at other times. For example, as part of its Chicago HQ renovation, JLL created an employee-space called “The Club.” This area can be used by employees as an informal workspace during the day, while after-hours it can be leveraged for special events.
2 | Informal work areas
Many of today’s modern employers recognize that not every employee works best sitting at a desk all day. Some of the most productive work environments are those that give employees the choice of alternative spaces to work from, providing them with flexibility and variety in their work day. Examples include cafe-style kitchens, couch areas, or an outside terrace or garden for those firms lucky enough to have an outdoor area!