2018 office trends

Workplace of the Future recap

Bisnow recently hosted its Workplace of the Future event where over a dozen panelists discussed the amenities, trends and strategies that are guiding the fate of office design. Representatives from successful companies such as Jet.com, Shutterstock and Tumblr covered who makes important workplace-design-related decisions, what employees expect and how businesses can stay competitive in the current and future markets. Read more from Bisnow here.

2018 office setting
Flexibility might be the most important feature of making a space marketable, but it is not as memorable as a killer amenity.
— Bisnow

Draw potential employees in with on-site yoga, meditation and other workplace wellness amenities to provide more value. Contact Chasing Nirvana Yoga about on-site yoga classes in Boston and Woburn today!

Does your business have a worker-first mentality?

Employee-focused workplace

Your business wouldn't be successful without your employees. From the new hires who handle basic but crucial tasks to the top-level executives who focus on big-picture decisions, everyone works together to keep the company running, and each person plays a part in its successes.

More now than ever, people want to feel valued by their employers. When a job-seeker applies for an open position and interview with your company, they're looking for more than just an enticing salary. Today's workforce wants to be appreciated by their managers and coworkers in tangible ways, and they feel good about their place of work.

Employees...want to be part of a company that makes a positive impact on society and its employees’ lives. They want leaders to make their experience a priority.
— Entrepreneur

This article from Entrepreneur discusses four ways you can demonstrate the worker-first mentality that prospective employees are seeking. One of the most important concepts to keep in mind is that your staff is more important than your clients. With loyalty comes trust, which leads employees to be more invested in the company.

It's also essential that you provide employees with programs, events and benefits that promote wellness and fitness. On-site yoga classes, meditation events and other corporate wellness programs may be exactly what your business needs to attract and retain employees.

 

Offer wellness benefits to promote employee satisfaction

When you consider how much time people spend at work, it makes sense that job seekers value pleasant and supportive office environments. These days, many employers are focused on providing their staff with a suite of fringe benefits from wellness programs to diverse and flexible work spaces. 

"In addition to investing in offices that incorporate features such as meditation and game rooms, collaboration spaces and flexible workplace designs that allow employees to choose where they work, businesses are now going above and beyond mere physical elements to focus on the mental health and wellness of employees," according to this article from Bisnow.

Check it out to learn more about how employee happiness is becoming a priority for companies. Stay competitive in the current job market by providing staff with perks like on-site meditation or yoga classes that promote wellness, inside and out!