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3 Workspace opportunities for 2023

The question on many people’s minds – what will 2023 bring?

Whilst we might not be able to predict what will happen in politics, or who will win the Champions League this year, we can predict what opportunities there will be for your workspace this year.  This blog will discuss what you can do to prepare yourselves and your businesses to make 2023 your best year yet.

 

People focus

The people in your business should be treated like they are more than the cogs that run your business. If you look after them well, they in turn will look after your business well. In this modern world of hybrid working, there is a lot of conversation based on what is best for your team.

Many companies are taking up hybrid working models, whether an office-based or a home-based model. By putting your people first, you will gain their loyalty which will remain consistent despite any external factors that you cannot control, for example, recessions, downturns etc. After all, talent and dedication are what helps your business thrive, so it is important to look after what you have. Recruitment costs are only increasing, making it ever more important to look after your talent.

Neurodiversity is also gaining traction, in its importance and what benefits it can have for your business. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the term “neurodivergent” describes people whose brain differences affect how their brain works. That means they have different strengths and challenges from people whose brains don’t have those differences.

Their different perspective and creativity can give your team a competitive edge and take your business to the next level. However, there may some things that you can do to accommodate their differences, such as having quiet areas for focus work, better acoustic treatments, better use of natural light and using soft furnishings.

Balance

Creating the right balance is something that is talked a lot about on social media, particularly LinkedIn. Everyone has different capabilities so one idea of what balance looks like may not be how e someone else thinks of it. Therefore, allowing your staff to find what balance looks like for them, will help them be able to thrive in your business.

Make it your hub

Taking the thought of balance into consideration, and the thought of hybrid working, leads to making your space your hub or your destination office. The office is no longer somewhere people come just to work, as they can do that from home. Instead, they come for the coffee, the interactions with their colleagues, collaboration, to get out of the house.

Businesses are quickly filling their spaces with places that will attract their staff back in, maybe by having an onsite gym or social space or somewhere that staff can prioritise their mental wellbeing, such as Apadmi, one of our case studies who have an exciting social space where they can also exercise mental well-being.

Looking to get in touch about your office design and fit-out? Email us on projects@officeinsight.co.uk or phone us at 0161 233 0030.

Carlie Dunbar

Written on the 23rd May 2024 by

Working behind the scenes, Carlie assists with the purchasing and setting up of new projects and looks after day-to-day tasks within the office.

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