If you want your business to survive, you’re going to need to keep up with the latest trends.
With the increased demand for technology, a Millennial workforce, and new ways of communicating, businesses are having to adapt. The past few years have been ripe with exciting changes about how we employee team members and allow them to thrive, and there are still more to come. Developing new tactics to improve the infrastructure of your business can help it to succeed in the long run.
Check out the latest work trends that will benefit your business!
Flexible Work Arrangements
A position with flexibility built in can help any employee balance their work and personal life. What’s more, more and more employees are looking for this benefit in any business. Millennials, who are now taking over our workforces, are looking for options to work from home, work part-time, or compress their workweek into four 10-hour days.
Working in an office isn’t necessarily a requirement anymore. The number of remote employees in the U.S. alone has increased by 103 percent since 2005. Now there are more technologies to keep in touch with your team away from the office, such as Skype, conference calling, and more.
Innovative Office Design
Some companies are updating their offices to improve the way that people work. These ‘flexible’ office spaces may combine open floor plans to encourage communication and spontaneous interaction along with private nooks for quiet work time. Common areas, such as a kitchen and break rooms can improve employee bonding and possibly sales. Better yet, more employers are adding ‘fun zones’ to their spaces, such as a Ping-Pong table or an area to relax.