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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”African Proverb
Growing up, we were always told to do things together. Whether it be collaborating on a school project or playing on a team, it’s amazing what can be accomplished as one unit. Now I know it’s easier said than done, as we frequently bump heads voicing our own opinions. However, being able to successfully achieve one common goal is a beautiful sight.
Now think about it.
The mantra of the modern workplace has been to encourage and foster collaboration. A team that functions well together will get the job done in a quick and effective manner. Collaborative workplaces will also attract and retain talent from upcoming generations. Now is the time for employers to take notice and be on the lookout for the company’s future. New employees learn best from their co-workers and higher-ups, meaning more communication will naturally create mentor to mentee relationships – a workspace that is inviting and appealing to all. (Imagine that – employees actually wanting to come to work.)
Don’t break down all the cubicle walls just yet, there is also need for individual work leading to collaboration.
People travel all around; for those who need a spot for the day, these will open up the floor for conversation and work.
Being social has been curated by technology; furnishings that help the workforce be interconnected will increase productivity.
Tables that stretch across to accommodate everybody, and open areas that everyone can come to socialize in, will benefit working together.
We’ve discussed the trend of Resimercial design before, but there’s no surprise that creating a space like home will definitely have employees comfortable and relaxed.
Want to learn more about creating collaborative spaces? Contact us, we won’t bite!