The ‘New Work’ Workplace. How will it be beneficial to your organisation? Part 2

The concept of New Work is about seeing and conceiving the workplace in a people-centric manner to make your company an employer of choice. In our previous blog, we explored some of the component parts of this model and how it could benefit your organisation. Here we will continue to look at why this modern approach could lead to success for your business in the future:

What exactly does the New Work workplace include?

  1. Diversity and inclusion programs:

Every project is going to lose some tasks and gain new ones. Adapting to this means new talents are needed from all perspectives, cultures, ages, gender, you name it. A diverse workplace builds your talent pool and ability to adapt to change while promoting the sense of community that is integral to New Work.

Benefits of a diverse and inclusive environment include…

  • Better and faster decisions from diverse teams
  • Increased preparation for the needs of a changing workforce, including continued development for some or completely new roles for others
  • Strong collaboration between differing perspectives to achieve unique results for changing problems
  1. Employee growth and development:

If no job is going to stay the same then neither can employees. New Work means constantly learning, growing, and expanding your skills and horizons. Employers can encourage learning that allows team members to always have new challenging tasks to accomplish and enables them to adapt to the needs of the workplace. Did you know 91% of employees view development as a deciding factor for accepting a job?

Benefits of a clear growth and development programme include…

  • A workforce ready to handle anything and grow with new challenges
  • A happier, more productive team motivated by the chance to grow personally and professionally
  • Reduced turnover costs as employees see a path for their future within your organisation
  1. Purposeful workspaces and methods:

One size does not fit all here. Some tasks need more collaboration, while others need quiet and concentration. Some require interacting with colleagues across the globe. Organizing your office to support the many needs of different types of work and different personalities brings your people back into focus. When they have what they need, they’ll be happier and able to perform at their productive best.

Benefits of reforming workspaces and methods include…

  • Giving employees the environment to succeed
  • Improving retention and performance through fulfilling personal employee needs
  • Blending home and work to encourage and nurture passion and performance in a New Work team
  1. Open communication and transparency:

A New Work environment is one without walls and secrets. All teams, of course, have leaders, but the players are also integrally involved in decisions and tasks. To achieve this symbiosis, communication is key and transparency a must. New Work means feedback, open discussions, and making your team a contributing part of the company so all perspectives can be heard, passions applied, and ideas put into action.

Benefits of open and honest channels include:

  • Connecting your team to the mission and purpose
  • Staying aware of any problems developing while building trust and a close workplace community
  • Taking advantage of the knowledge of your whole workplace to adapt faster and make better decisions

The New Work regeneration is not just for new organisations establishing their workplace culture. Traditional organisations can also embrace this and set about making the right changes to appeal to talented individuals who can drive your business for the future. At Nine Feet Tall we have believed in this modern, people-centric culture right from the start. For more information about the New Work workplace contact Simon Adams simona@ninefeettall.com.

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