“There are things other than a desk that help people do their best work,” stated innovation and inspirational change specialist Kursty Groves.
An experiential workplace environment that motivates staff to enjoy achieving their company’s commercial purpose, can be key, explained Groves during an enlightening breakfast seminar staged by commercial property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton and The Business Magazine at The White Building, Reading’s new pioneering co-working office development.
Beanbags and slides, exposed bricks and ducts, barstools and breakout areas may well be the productivity answers for some workforces, but in today’s modern workplace environments they need to be relevant as motivational drivers, not interior design gimmicks.
Groves asked the packed audience to consider: Why do people work? Where are they at their creative best? How do people like to work? And, can workplace environments really change mindsets and performance levels.
Company teams work well when they have common values and objectives, but teams consist of individual human beings each with their own expectations, needs and preferences – a generational conundrum being resolved by innovative developers, designers and company occupiers of modern workplaces, she argued.
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