The modern workplace is adapting to welcome employees back to this new era. And it seems that leaders and CEO’s are hoping this refreshing new change will encourage more to return.
Flexible and remote working looks set to stay in a post-Covid world. But the workplace will undoubtedly retain its benefits, from face-to-face interaction to cutting edge, Covid-safe employee perks.
Coinadrink Limited takes a look at why “fear of missing out” could be a driving factor in the return to work.
There has been lots of debate surrounding where employees should be working. The workplace is still highly regarded as a crucial central hub with many leaders believing it promotes better collaboration and teamwork with colleagues.
Others have embraced the technological age and see remote working as being one of, if not the only benefit to have arisen from the Coronavirus pandemic. And sure enough, many companies have informed their staff that they can choose to work wherever they feel most productive.
Collaboration is key.
But there are indeed factors that actually make some employees want to head back to the workplace, with collaboration being perhaps the most powerful driving force. This makes up the four activities that the average employee carries out at work, with focus, socialising and learning rounding them off.
In 2020, a study found that the amount of time collaborating with colleagues was down from 43% to just 27%. The amount of time spent focusing was up, which are both understandable during the remote working we’ve all been doing.
The fact is that so many people miss human interaction. It’s something that we took for granted before and something we’re desperate to have back.
The ability to have a chat to a team member whilst at work or taking a break over a socially distanced coffee during your lunch hour is a valuable trait of the everyday workplace.
And it’s this collaboration that many employers will be focusing on as they try and entice their teams back.
Your workplace says a lot without saying anything at all.
The modern workplace has been forced to change over the past 12 months in preparation for staff returning. But whilst many of those adaptations have been necessary, some leaders and CEO’s have gone over and above.
The pandemic has provided an opportunity to refresh and enhance their environment in other ways, too. On average, over 8 hours of our days are spent at work whether that’s a manufacturing workshop, automotive showroom or serviced office.
It’s crucial that employees not only feel safe, but that they feel happy as well.
The “fear of missing out” prospect will only be enhanced if your team can see you’ve overhauled their natural working environment for their benefit. Yes, safety concerns will take priority here, but there’s no reason why you can’t deliver hygienic and Covid-safe facilities that are also genuine perks.
Make your workforce want to return…safely.
Coinadrink Limited is a vending and refreshment company that specialises in delivering meaningful employee benefits that can transform company culture. We believe that the most effective on-site facilities are also the easiest.
90% of employees who drink high-quality coffee are motivated to do their best at work, so why not safely deliver this facility with a contactless coffee machine?
You may have a canteen that you’re looking to overhaul, as a way to deliver a safe space where your team can relax when they need to. From simple coffee machines and water dispensers to a fully operated vending machine service, we can enhance any environment effortlessly.
If collaboration is a key quality that can encourage your team to safely return to the workplace, then make sure that collaboration can be done even better than before.
Enhance and overhaul your workplace with our help today!
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