As urban infrastructure starts to pay the price of an unprecedented influx, alternative workplaces are truly the answer to productivity.
Every single organization today, irrespective of its sector, is focused on one clear outcome as its top priority (or at least part of its top three priorities) — productivity. The reason is simple — as the global marketplace juggernaut rolls on, competitive landscapes are becoming more complex, and staying ahead requires the delivery of quality output with a minimal impact on the bottom line.
The focus is not just to hire top talent by qualification — it is to hire talent that is most aligned with productivity targets. And to achieve this, it is important for the organization to empowered with a workplace strategy that helps maximize productivity.
A major barrier to maximizing productivity is the stress of urban living. Today, urban centers are struggling with the idea of catching up with the requirements of workforces — mainly the ease of commute. In several of the world’s major commercial centers, people spend a significant amount of time commuting to and from work. This is especially true of emerging economies, where the speed of infrastructure development has not kept pace with the growth in the number of knowledge professionals.
One answer lies in the idea of distributed workplaces and capitalizing on alternative workplace concepts such as coworking spaces and managed offices to create multiple centers across a city for easier access. Such facilities come with high-grade infrastructure and amenities — both functional and aspirational/leisure-related — to ensure that talent is excited to work in them. Add to this the advantage of technology interfaces that make administrative tasks (like booking spaces) through an app a breeze, and you get the perfect way to optimize your productivity.