A flexible workspace is a work environment that accommodates multiple different work styles. These work styles include seating arrangements, workstation type, work hours, remote or on-site work, lighting preferences, and pretty much anything you can customize on the job. On some level, employees can choose where, how, and when they work. This flexibility enables employees to work where and when they’ll be the most productive.
A flexible and agile workspace adapts to change well. For example, when COVID-19 hit along with work-from-home mandates, companies supporting flexible work habits adapted much more easily than others. With a flexible infrastructure already in place, it wasn’t a great leap for some companies to go fully remote.
Employees in flexible work environments tend to be happier and healthier with an improved work-life balance. What’s more, healthy and happy employees are more productive at work, boosting the company’s productivity and employee experience. Flexible work practices also improve employee retention, significantly reducing employee turnover and training costs.
Many companies are phasing out the practice of having one designated desk per employee. In some cases, providing a designated desk for everyone is a waste of valuable real estate. Employees may choose to work at different locations around the office or work from home, leaving their desk empty more than occupied.
Flexible work habits allow companies to cut back on real estate while still providing employees with the workspace they need to be productive. However, with less real estate, resources become a hot commodity. Company meeting rooms and assets need a reliable reservation management solution to keep the office running smoothly. Joan offers an all-in-one booking solution that covers all company resources from meeting rooms and desks to parking stalls. Our meeting room management solution comes with a reliable, easy-to-use Joan app, allowing employees to reserve company assets on the fly directly from their mobile devices.