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By REJ guest writer
March 22nd, 2012
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Maintaining an optimal office space is the most important challenge for the companies of the future. The following graph illustrates the correlation between employees’ satisfaction with their offices and the average rate of profit growth over the last three years. It’s clear that better offices are linked to superior company performance.
Today, employees’ jobs are changing, and companies are demanding more dynamic, innovative, and flexible performance from their workers. Yet while jobs are changing, offices are not keeping pace. Some 60% of workers respond that their own office environment is not a good match for the way they work. The first requirement for an optimal office is that the office environment provide robust support for business performance. Such offices create higher productivity, superior customer satisfaction, and higher profits.
Changes in the way we work are occurring at the corporate vision level. The question of how to create a productive office environment is not so simple that it can be solved merely by tweaking the number of desks and conference rooms. Instead, it is when you clarify your vision, working style, approach to work, and standards of employee conduct that the ideal office environment begins to emerge.
To create a truly optimal office, it’s important to clarify your vision, develop a working style based on that vision, define how you will implement that working style, and build an office environment that supports that style of work. In short, the process of creating the optimal office requires that you turn the conventional pyramid that places vision at the top on its head, as shown below:
Workplace consulting provides the means to achieve this end. Customers who are considering how to revamp their office environment as a means of spurring innovation in their company are advised to take advantage of workplace consulting. Midas created Douma Co., Ltd., a group company specializing in workplace consulting, to help customers better understand the importance of these techniques.
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