Workplace trends is an ever adapting concept which we, as organisations, need to listen closely to. The previous two years have been uncertain to say the least, but as we start to see a glimmer of hope shining in front of us, we can not turn our focus away from the needs of our employees.
Technology To Take Centre Stage
Increased Interest in Re Skilling
Demand For Quality Working Spaces
Our guide provides the top five trends which we could see either start to emerge or become more prevalent in our teams. Argyll is on hand to pave the way to ensuring your organisation has the right facilities to host your teams or clients. With over 30 prime locations in London, you can choose the perfect space for you to start embracing the workplace trends of 2022.
Why is it important to understand workplace trends?
Understanding workplace trends and the future of work in general is vital as our society grows and adapts to external factors. What once was a brand new concept, could have evolved to replace a whole department in some industries, as technology has rapidly expanded. It is for this reason keeping a close eye on workplace trends, no matter the severity of the threat to you, is important to consider for every industry.
Argyll watches for these shifts in society to bring you a guide to the workplace trends you may want to consider as we move into 2022.
5 Workplace trends you may want to consider in 2022
Offices and workplace environments have seen volatility over the previous two years, which could continue throughout 2022. With this in mind, Argyll presents 5 workplace trends shaping 2022 and what we can do to help your company.
If we have learnt anything from working in a post-pandemic society, it is that the ability to work from home, or even work from anywhere with WIFI, has granted employees more flexibility. This opportunity does not look like it is leaving anytime soon. The benefits found from flexible workspaces include:
- Higher job retention
- Higher workplace satisfaction from employees
- Increased productivity
- Flexibility to travel the country and still attend work
The solution to putting this thought into action is a hybrid office model. We know it may not be feasible for all industries, especially those with customer facing roles or manual labour. But, industries which can adopt this practice of hybrid working, may see a happier team of employees.
With Argyll, hybrid working can mean that you occupy a smaller office for your core team to attend daily, while also having the option of hot desking for when you bring the wider team together. This is not only a current workplace trend, but it can be a great balance for those who may have childcare or other commitments which may have been difficult to reschedule.
Technology to take centre stage
Our dependency, as a society, on technology has never been higher. With increased teams adapting to working from home, online video conferencing and emailing became the norm. This shift may not see a reduction, but the workplace trend of increased reliance on technology will be important.
When you secure an Argyll London office space, you will be provided with consistent connectivity and securing when using the WIFI. Each serviced office includes:
- Reliable broadband and WIFI connectivity.
- Dedicated internet connection with a private LAN network
- IT support to help your days run smoothly
- Video Conferencing (if required)
- Printing, copying, scanning, binding and laminating (if required)
- Plus many more additional services
Increased interest in re-skilling
Moving forward into 2022, an increased interest in re-skilling or developing new transferable skills is high on employees lists. Whether these developments are seen in the form of technological advancements or personal soft skills, it is vital to allow your team the ability to advance. If adapting to a hybrid or virtual setting, these skills sets can be developed as employees have more time thanks to a reduced commute. Not only should you think of this as advancements for your employees, but it can be beneficial for your wider team too. If you have a workforce which has a broad range of skills to offer, this can make processes more streamline and possibly more effective too. Meaning everyone benefits from this workplace trend!
Within numerous industries, technology is at the forefront. It can make tasks automated and cut time where needed. But ensuring your whole team can work efficiently with these technologies is vital. To up-skill you can take online courses in your industries field or as a company you can host team days to learn together.
Argyll can help you adapt to this workplace trend by providing London meeting rooms. Depending on the location, you can host large or smaller groups together and develop the skills needed to work collaboratively as a team. In each meeting room, you can select your layout from:
Having company learning days can allow the team to connect and bounce new innovative ideas off each other in a safe environment.
Demand for quality working spaces
High quality, London office spaces will become more demanded as we head into 2022. Competing with the idea of flexible working solutions, the office experience needs to be both inspiring and inviting, if it is to entice employees to commute everyday. Not only does the office itself need to be an experience, the location of these buildings can be a major selling point to prospective clients and future employees.
With Argyll, our offices are located in central landmarks and are well connected throughout the city of London. To reach your chosen destination, you can:
- Use the London Underground - Common lines used are the central line, the northern line and the piccadilly line.
- Use Santander Cycle bikes for all major cycle routes in the capital.
- Use public buses - Bus stops are located throughout the city of London and can sometimes cost less than a cup of coffee.
Employee wellbeing will be imperative
Health and wellbeing priority could set to rise in 2022 as we evolve from a post-pandemic society. Some organisations may opt for the route of putting wellbeing programs in place, but the main objective you should be considering is how to reconnect in the workplace. Connection is a powerful tool for any organisation in any industry, but during the past two years this may have been forgotten.
Argyll can help you to provide reconnection by offering co-working spaces in a selection of our London offices. Designed with high-quality furniture and a refined aesthetic, you can spend your breakout time chatting with colleagues, or laughing over a complementary cup of coffee. Embrace the on-site amenities and facilities, in our co-working and lounge areas, to increase your sense of belonging.
About Argyll serviced offices
Argyll’s ambitions have never changed since being founded over 20 years ago. Our aim is to provide businesses with exceptional, serviced offices and workspaces in London’s most prestigious locations. We have over 30 London office locations to choose from, which means we are sure to have a workspace suitable for your team to return together safely. Discover our selection of serviced offices today.
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