The way we work in the corporate world is changing. Fast. Workplace culture is growing and adapting to fit the trending ‘employee’. Competition is fierce in the world of employee perks, so companies are feeling the pressure to remain competitive, and spending more on workplace culture. Employees expect employers to create a lifestyle at work.
According to Forbes, 92% of Millennials identify flexibility as a top priority when job hunting
Work Club (WC) as Australia’s first and only premium flexible workspace provider is one of the companies, working to make the future of work more accessible and achievable for all by creating innovative, non-traditional workspaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers, innovators and businesses or teams up to 100pax: “For those who have freedom of movement, curiosity of mind and courage of spirit to transition effortlessly between work, life and leisure”
WC strive to offer work spaces that are diverse, and allow the modern employee to work in an environment that matches their attitude. They want their premium workspaces to reignite human connection, through innovative design, unique functionality and an experience that gives its members access to everything they need for success. Ultimately bringing people back together as a community.
We can thank Millenials and Gen Z for this culture shift in a sense. These emerging generations are the future, and are more tech-savvy and forward thinking than any previous generations. Not because they are obsessed with staring at screens, or texting in incomprehensible shorthand, but because they define the future of workplace culture.
Looking at the past 5-10 years of work culture, there is immense change. Fast evolving technologies are allowing workplaces to be more connected than ever, from wherever. Tools are constantly developed and refined to facilitate seamless communication, in a more advanced way than platforms like ‘Skype’ ever have.
Subscription based platforms are primarily used in modern workplaces which enhance connection, communication, and facilitate productivity on a level we have never seen before. For instance, the instant messaging platform, Slack, brings together people, the information they need, and the tools they use so they can get things done. The platform has been specifically designed to allow operations to flow in any workplace, integrating tools for platforms like Dropbox, Asana and Zoom. All of these features are also new technologies created to make working with technology, worlds easier.
Another includes Asana. An organisational tool, which allows teams to collaborate and work independently while keeping track of, and checking off tasks as they complete them. It allows the easy organisation of workflows, projects and more, allowing teams to keep to deadlines. It allows for all work to be done collaboratively, without needing to be face to face. This criterion being crucial to the changing landscape of workplace culture.
Finally, it is worth noting the tool, Zoom. This is used for video conferencing, from anywhere with anyone. It’s easy to use, affordable and reliable, which is why many modern workplaces use the tool in everyday operations.
Long gone are the days where a daily commute to a traditional office space is the typical way to work, and it won’t slow down. We can only begin to imagine what the future of workplace culture may look like. Technology is evolving faster than ever, and societal values are shifting. A new generation of employees are emerging with more specific needs than ever. They are forcing the workplace to modernise, and much like natural selection, there will be those that lead the change like WC, those that evolve and embrace and support the change like Slack, Asana and Zoom and those that face extinction.