What goes into creating a positive work environment? Well, if you asked anyone a decade ago what they valued in a work environment, they might have described someplace tucked away – perhaps isolated in an office cubicle, or even in the seclusion of their own homes. Prioritizing factors such as solitude and privacy, most of them would likely grapple with understanding today’s phenomenon of flexible working.
Today, our culture of working just isn’t the same anymore. With job roles straying from singular disciplines and managers abandoning the long-held treasured notion of skill-compartmentalization, companies both large and small have organically shifted into a new era of connective and intersectional entrepreneurship. So if our understanding of what a modern business is has drastically expanded and complexified, our definition of what a positive work environment is must change too.
In embracing this newfound approach of entrepreneurship, read on below to understand the five largest components of building an ideal work experience:
- Proper digital channels
- Comfortable workspace
- Work-life balance
- Training and development
Common Ground – Malaysia’s largest coworking space and community – serves as an example of why we should move on from outdated, traditional workplace models. From curating weekly events across lifestyle and professional areas, to offerings dozens of workshops on their learning platform Common Minds, the company provides individuals with a comprehensive system that advocates for them beyond the office walls.
People do their best work in environments that suit them best – and in keeping up with the ever-changing dynamics of the business landscape, Common Ground understands that a rented office space on its own hardly suffices at nurturing a conducive work experience. The real work and reward is in all the other details.