A diverse workforce can create unique challenges for employers. As multi-generational employees have different work styles, perspectives and motivating factors, bridging the gap can be difficult and stressful. To help employers bring unity and collaboration into the workplace, here are some things that you should take into consideration.
Recognise their wants and needs
Doing this will allow you to determine how you can effectively design your office fit-out. Each generation has a different vision of the workplace so it is crucial to get the opinion of all your employees.
People from an older generation often have a deep sense of discipline and duty. Because of this, they prefer spaces that have partitions as these define and clarify hierarchies. Meanwhile, younger workers want flexible offices that can be personalised with direct access to technology.
By providing workspaces for different work styles and personalities, you can encompass inclusivity and delegate tasks accordingly, prompting your teams to achieve better results.
Employee engagement means to transfer knowledge, share values and drive productivity among your staff. By creating collaborative spaces, your employees can do peer-to-peer mentoring, typical daily tasks, training and progressive meetings.
Adding communal tables and social spaces can also provide a sense of community and encourage engagement.
Make age-neutral changes
Companies can help their employees achieve more by making the workplace comfortable for anyone and everyone. Simple changes can be made to cater to all age groups.
For example, installing suspended ceilings can improve the acoustics of a room so voices will be better modulated. This will be beneficial to young and old employees alike. Not only can this boost communication among team members but also assure everyone that they’re on equal ground.
Our knowledge, commitment and expertise at SLP Interiors can help you create a healthier, happier and more productive workplace. Please call us on 0117 2140852 or email us at [email protected] for any enquiries.