One of the biggest issues in modern corporate offices is that too many companies have a simplified contract with their employees:
We pay you; you show up.
The issue arises when one party is looking for more from the other, leading to conflict in interest and a defunctioning office place.
The new wave of office design is moving toward a more integrated contract, one that fulfills the needs of the employer as well as
the employee. Although 100% satisfaction cannot always be achieved, it is important that workers are able to express their needs.
In return, an employer has every right to list any qualification that it takes to maintain a job position.
Instead of paying an employee to show up and do what they are told, pay them to show up with a full understanding of what is
being asked of them. Business expert Jannet Prim states that, "Understanding what matters to an employee beyond remuneration
allows for more meaningful engagement" (Prim, 2016).
What are your thoughts?
"Emotions influence every aspect of our lives, from how we learn and communicate to how we make decisions. In a world that too often revolves around online communication, the pitfalls of relying too heavily on digital experiences can impact not just how we interact with machines, but with each other" (Kaliouby, 2016).
The growing topic of robots within the work place is controversial for different reasons. Many are uninterested in the robot interface and refute the practice. Although there are many benefits that have been explored and expressed, there is no concise analysis on whether or not the use of robots will have positive effects.
In some applications, the use of robots seems more applicable. For example, delivery drones are already being used to distribute packages and mail in some areas. While there are many obstacles to a flawless robotic delivery system, the system seems to be working well and Robots will likely oblige for 90% of the work force delivery by the year 2020.
In other applications, there is continuous debate towards the benefit of Robotic workers. One of the most controversial use of Robotic workers is within United States Airports. Users are afraid of the dehumanization that Robotic costumer service will bring. Robots will provide programmed and scheduled service rather than intuitive and sensory based service.
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"Coworking…is absolutely not about desks or wi-fi or coffee—most of us have access to a desk and wifi and coffee at home. Coworking is truly about being surrounded by a diverse group of peers….Coworking helps us to balance personal and professional, work and play, independence and collaboration" (Burns- 2016).
America is changing, and so is the work space. The typical notion of an office is being redesigned, questioned, and flipped on its head. There are many factors into understanding whether or not the coworking environment is beneficial to the business owner. One of the biggest arguments supporting the coworking lifestyle is the idea of collaboration. As users determine the value of coworking it is important to ask these questions:
- Is collaboration in this setting relevant to my business?
- Am I willing to mix work and play?
- Do I need a better support network?
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