PRESS OFFICE: Spacefinish
The way we live and work has transformed since the COVID-19 pandemic and even as activities may have gained normalcy, its effects are still evident. On a global scale, how people view the role of their workplaces post-pandemic has influenced the way productivity is achieved.
Spacefinish, an African company with vast experience providing future of work solutions to both local and global businesses, has taken a more inherent look at how the work environment can either empower employees to stay productive or further churn results.
Spacefinish partnered with Steelcase, an American Fortune 500 company and the leading manufacturer of furniture for offices globally, on a discovery exercise that explicitly showcased how the global impact of workplace disruption also affects African businesses.
This partnership will allow Spacefinish to implement world-class hybrid work solutions like improved furniture solutions, shared protocols, green life, and art installations within the workplace that brings people together, foster community, team building, employee productivity, and strengthens businesses’ overall brand culture.
This discovery exercise on hybrid work carried out by the Spacefinish and Steelcase team reveals that 66% of individuals want to work in the office for a majority of the month, while 34% of individuals want to continue working from home. According to the discovery exercise, factors in the workplace that play a pivotal role in reshaping a company’s brand culture and workforce retention included workplace flexibility, community, productivity, growth, talent attraction and retention, safety, inspiration, environmental stewardship, and technology, to mention a few.
The Union Bank, innovation hub ‘SpaceNXT’ designed by the Spacefinish team, is a perfect example of a workspace that incorporates the future of work. A space that provides a creative environment, uses interactive elements and offers privacy zones for employees. The custom-comfort furniture solutions by Spacefinish provide a sustainable infrastructure along with an eco-friendly and bespoke design.
The Spacefinish and Steelcase research also shows that culture is prioritised by employees when deciding on what companies to work for, leading to talent attraction and retention for organisations. However, incorporating the future of work is beyond trends and technologies; for Spacefinish it is about creating spaces that inspire people to do their best work and achieve optimal results.
To read more about the Spacefinish and Steelcase research, download the full research here.