This year, business owners are not only faced with the obstacle of attracting new talent to join their team, but they also need to find creative incentives to retain their star employees. Years ago, a typical office workplace design consisted of a stapler, coffee maker, and decent salary to maintain the right talent within a company. But, this is no longer the case. Top talent still wants the stapler, coffee maker (Keurig), and decent salary, but they also require a little something extra. They’re looking for some personality and pizazz throughout their workspace environment, too!
The fact is this generation of employees want to choose a space that fits their needs and allows them to let their personality shine through. What does this look like? Well, it may be sitting with their laptop on a bean bag chair from National Office Furniture or working in a Kimball Narrate station with pictures of their puppy tacked to the panel.
The key to creating the right workplace environment is giving your workers the flexibility to design their space to fit their needs.
With this concept, flexibility is essential! If a 25-year-old college graduate wants to come into work and sit on a Collette Lounge Piece, by National Office Furniture, they need certain features available to make this happen. For this instance, it may be a USB plug to charge their iPad while working on their laptop and a small Bloom end table to rest their coffee. This is a drastic change from 10 years ago when everyone had a space, whether private or in an office cubical, that they went to every morning from 8 to 5 p.m.
The newer generation is entering the workforce at a rapid pace and if your workspace design is behind on the times, it won’t attract the top talent you’re looking for. For questions on office workspace design and how to create a space that will attract and retain top talent, fill out an inquiry on the OstermanCron website. We’ll meet with you personally and help you design an office workspace that promotes creativity among your employees.