How workplace design drives productivity for employees of all ages

May 7, 2019 Sanjana Saluja

There are many ways in which businesses can design their workspace to boost productivity and attract talent, while also keeping costs to a minimum. Real Business shares some tips for business owners on how to cater to the preferences of employees from a variety of different generations all in one space.

The workspace of today has evolved far beyond the conventional office portrayed in popular culture, which are typically comprised of sterile white cubicles and grey carpet tiles. What has remained the same, however, is the desire to utilise the space to encourage productivity among employees.

Employee habits are changing, including the way they work and collaborate. With productivity levels in offices across the UK falling to an all-time low, it’s now essential for businesses to create a workspace that fosters productivity and collaboration among its employees.

How do you cater for different generations – all in one workspace?

By 2020, the global workforce is expected to be dominated by Millennials (22-37 years old) (35%) and Generation X (38-53 years old) (35%), with baby boomers (54-72 years old) accounting for 6%. With this in mind, designing workspaces to meet the needs of all generations of the workforce can be challenging, costly and time-consuming.

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