In today’s ever-evolving times of workspaces where benefits of employees are given a priority by the company, making the right decisions on what would work best for your workforce becomes extremely essential. With trends that prove to enhance the productivity of a company’s work-team, it is only natural to believe it would work for you. However, this is not the case as one form of productivity that works for a certain group of the workforce may not yield the same results for another. An innovative concept of Blox has been designed to generate solutions to what works for your work-team and what doesn’t.
Over time, workspace design has changed drastically. An optimal workspace 20 years ago would include a cubicle desk, sitting behind large computers. However, there has been a massive change in this concept ever since. Now, there is a proper understanding that the productivity of an employee largely depends on how, when, and where an employee wants to work. As more employees begin to stay longer hours in the workforce, catering to their needs is an utmost priority to yield better work performance.
Current Trends in Workspaces
As employees crave comfort in their work environment, recent trends that have come up involve flexibility of workspaces. These include separate areas of collaboration and interaction between employees. It also includes areas to unwind and recharge to bring back productivity for the rest of the day.
An open-planned space is the most known trend that is being followed in almost all organizations. The workspace is evolving into a “collaborative hub” where employees can communicate face to face and freely. Facebook opened the largest open office in the world, plopping thousands of workers at partitionless desks — identical up to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The workplace was for collaboration and speed.
Creating a relaxation zone is also a great way to boost an employee's general mood and productivity in the workplace. Consulting firm Accenture created a “Zen Room” in their office at Melbourne. The design essentially allows for employees to relax, meditate, or think through problems and is a technology banned environment. Google has sleep pods and fish tank relaxation rooms with massage chairs in its Sydney office. Research indicates that these spaces promote recovery from cognitive fatigue and are also stress busters.
Problems with the Trend
While these adaptive spaces serve to benefit the employees, it is essential to understand that not every kind of workspace benefits from the same. This is because every type of workforce requires its form of adaptation to space.
The need for open and interactive spaces to encourage collaboration due to recent trendsetting, result in poor decision-making and can lead to unproductive work environments, hampering the work experience of employees as well as effectiveness in the workspace. The U.S Workplace Survey 2019 reported that both effectiveness and experience in the workplace go hand in hand for an ideal setting.
Further, open planning can introduce distractions. Distractions, however, sabotage focus and focus work is a necessary part of a collaboration. A creative workforce that is generally involved in socializing would prefer a space that calls for collaboration while a more legal based workforce that involves paperwork would fail in an environment where people are forced to stay open with distractions and constant engagement with one another. The U.S Workplace Survey 2019 reported that only 23 percent of overall employees prefer an open based setting or an extremely closed work environment.
It was also reported that not every amenity available at the workplace generated effectiveness or experience in the workplace. The highest-ranking amenity was an Innovative Hub where the use of technology is encouraged, followed by a Tech-free Zone which highly contradicts the first. With the advancement in collaborative spaces and quiet spaces as leading trends, both fall into the two ends of a spectrum. With that being said, it becomes a crucial understanding as to what would then conclude to be an ideal setting at the workplace.
Blox- innovative Solution to workspaces
Idea Behind Blox
From the pools of pros of every innovative design approach, you may get lost into thinking that a little bit of everything might work. It is only natural to be overwhelmed with all that is available in the realm of workspace design and so making a wise decision for your workforce could then seem tremendously difficult. Hence, the innovative concept of Blox comes into play.
The idea was spun over the fact that every company worked with its specific mannerisms to get their job done, meaning a solution could not be one that would work for all.
How does Blox work?
With the number of possible solutions for effective workspace designs, a company can rest assured that Blox would solve their problems as well, and here's how.
Design Thinking Session:
A concerning company begins with a discussion on the functioning of the office in all aspects ranging from their typology of employees to the number and age groups of the employees and interconnections with each department. This would be data collection.
Data collection and Analysis: The company's data is
configured with pre-established data analysis that initially generated Blox. Out of over 1,00,000 possibilities of solutions, data of the company is matched to the perfect solution for their workspace.
Personalizing: Once the solution to functionality is met,
personalizing begins. This is done by understanding the face of the company, its style in appearance and presentation. The interesting approach to understanding the desired style is again, done through a discussion on the background of the company, its beliefs, and interests.
Once every criterion is established, the solution moves into its execution phase. In this way, an easy approach is achieved towards solving workspace design problems.
How is Blox Unique?
Blox is one of its kind as it understands problems of workspaces through a data-centric approach rather than depending solely on designers to provide solutions. It not only allows the company to sit back and let it do the work for them but also cuts down the time that would generally take up into the generic,” start from scratch” design approach with a new company. Blox already understands the problem and has its tailor-made solution ready to apply instantly during the decision-making and into its execution stage. The more data that is gathered and collected, the more efficient the system becomes in solving workspace solutions. An algorithm would then set in and hence, Blox would function as a Product that can be infinitely replicated instantly for any workspace design.
“Help me help you”, is what Blox stands to do. Its purpose is to make your life simple and easy without the hassle of you having to gain any sort of vast designing skills. This product creates personalized catering to problem-solving even though it follows a standard procedure for all types. This approach would create optimal, efficient, and productive workspaces to yield the best results for all kinds of companies. Blox is the future of commercial, productive, and innovative design. A one-stop design solution that’s made to suit you.