What The New Workforce Truly Wants
The new workforce that is starting to evolve the office environment from what we have seen over the past few decades is coming in at full force with new ideas, new ways of working and new infrastructures. The new generation of workers are motivated in different ways, want a different type of workplace and communicate 24/7. Of course, the Monroe office that you have come to know and love will always be there, but the individuals inside the office may be a little different.
As you can see from the new age techniques compared to the old tried and true methods of working in the office does not necessarily mean that it needs to be in the office. This new workforce is wanting a work anywhere, anytime on any device type of infrastructure and most corporate locations are even buying in to these changes. Flexibility is at the top of the list and the companies that are adapting these new trends are seeing employees that are more dedicated to their work than ever before. With the option to work remotely whenever they want, more hours are being put in to work than during the old fashioned 9-5 work week. This amount of freedom though does force the employee to have a higher level of accountability being away from the office for a set period of time.
Unlike before, many employees are looking to make their own moves up the "corporate ladder" by moving at their own pace. By doing extra work with the anywhere, any device policy, you can actually see employees start to pick up additional projects to assist with outside of their job description. There has also been a noted change in the team mentality as collaboration is still on the top of many employees list. Even though meetings in the office are not happening as frequently, technology is allowing them to make them as concise as possible. This is freeing up more time to complete different projects or tasks, allowing for more work to be completed than before.
Now this does not mean that the Monroe Office is going away. Once again we wanted to reiterate that. What this does mean for your business though is that you have the opportunity of taking work to wherever the individual is. This will increase the amount of work that they are producing and could even improve productivity and overall employee happiness. The Office will always be a crucial part of the business, but with the freedom to work wherever and whenever, you are giving this new workforce the opportunity to work smarter and not harder.