Various factors are contributing towards this drastic reform, including the rise of technology, which will play a significant part in the inevitable workplace revolution. In addition to the technological advancements of today’s world of work, five generations now make up the ‘modern workforce’ - so both the workspace and the workforce are undergoing a rapid change. It is, therefore, imperative that organisations offer a working model and a workspace that can be tailored to suit the multitude of traditional and modern workers, in order to meet current and future needs.
British businesses need to embrace change if they’re to successfully rise to the challenges ahead. The onus is on business leaders to use their space more effectively in order to improve employee engagement, productivity, and general wellbeing. Being savvy with a space can also help organisations attract and retain talent, which is vital in an increasingly competitive marketplace. However, with the ever-evolving discourse and dialogue when it comes to matters of ‘work’ and ‘place’, I would argue that we are now subject to a ‘paradox of choice’. There is this deep-rooted idea that the more choice we have, the more freedom we have. Choice, therefore, has always been considered a ‘good thing’. We need to question whether this is actually the case.