In order for the modern language of workplaces to be a success, the change needs to be driven by those in management capacities. The flexible workspace is one that is driven by an environment of trust and freedom, within the context of clear accountabilities and deliverables.
“It can be a big shift from traditional workplaces and often, we hear some negativity about the idea of flexible working options when running staff workshops,” Studio Pacific’s Michael Davis says. “What’s interesting is when we speak to those same people again after they have experienced working in one, and they come back and talk about how much they love having the freedom to choose how and where they work.”
“When you look at what makes people like their work or workplace, a lot of it is about having choice and control about the way they work and where they work. That’s what a modern, flexible workplace offers that a traditional one often doesn’t.
“Within the changing scope of workplaces, another thing we are going to see more of in the future is the replacement of linear, repetitive processes by technologies like robots so what that means is people’s work is going to be more and more knowledge-based work in which the demand for project spaces is central as well as the demand for flexibility in their working areas,” Michael says.