The events of 2020 have triggered many transformation conversations – including what we believe our workplaces should look like in the future.
Of top of mind right now is where we want our teams to be physically located each day. Although most of the country has returned to the office, the need for a more mobile workforce will likely be big component of the new normal. With the right technology and planning, we’re seeing plenty of organisations use these new arrangements to their advantage.
Collaboration is in - hot desks are out
With a third of all employees in NZ already enjoying some form of flexible work-from-home arrangement as recently as 2019, we can expect even more of our workforce to be working remotely in the future. The good news is, while everyone adjusts at different speeds, your workforce will grow to thrive in these environments.
This year has put business continuity plans to the test and there will logically be questions about the need to rely on only physical workplaces. Particularly when we’ve seen our teams take to online collaboration and actually improve their productivity.
The move from hot desking and flexible seating arrangements to work from home has been welcomed by many users. Through the course of this year, reports have emerged that organisations in New Zealand are abandoning activity-based workspaces in favour of fixed seating to help reduce the potential for unchecked community spread. Likewise, fashionable co-working desks, booths and huddle spaces have been supplanted by team members’ own sofas as they switch to virtual collaboration spaces – which for many has been a boon for productivity.
From a technology perspective, there are variety of considerations, including:
Accessibility benefits everyone
We see many organisations creating programs to extend opportunities for people with disabilities to join their team. With things like workplace desks becoming less and less essential, we can access the best and brightest minds regardless of where they live or their physical abilities.
In 2020, The Laptop Company has been assisting organisations throughout NZ to achieve flexible workplace transformations that prepare them for the workforce demands of the future. We offer a range of transformation services, including:
We’ve also been making it easier for employers to equip and manage users and their devices with services including
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