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When it comes to property management, it’s essential to keep a firm eye on the desires of the modern workforce to help developers and investors maximise the potential of their commercial properties.
The commercial property management landscape is evolving at a phenomenal rate, mostly thanks to the opportunities offered by the internet. As more businesses incorporate online connectivity into the way they work, their wants and needs change at a rapid rate; not only from a commercial point of view, but for the needs of their workforces, too.
That’s best underlined in the 2017 Work Environment Survey commissioned by Capital One which asked workers far and wide what they expect in a design sense from their office space. The results offer food for thought for office owners, with a massive 82% believing their company can’t encourage innovation unless that’s reflected in the design of the workplace.
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At the same time, an astonishing 63% also felt that innovation wasn’t reflected in their workplace’s design at all. 69% felt that local culture wasn’t reflected in the design of their workplace, while 85% say they felt a flexible design was important to them.
To drive that point home, 82% of professionals said that they had their best ideas when they could take advantage of those flexible workspaces. Taking those statistics as read, they would suggest that the better a working environment and the more reflective it is of its workers and local culture, the more creative and productive they can be.
Only, not every office owner will have an idea of how to incorporate those elements effectively without disrupting their normal daily activities. When some think of flexible, creative offices, they immediately jump to well-publicised examples like those of Facebook and Google featuring slides, ball pools and more.
That’s not the case at all, and that’s where a property management specialist can help. No one business and its employees are ever the same; an innovative property management firm will work alongside you to help commercial owners optimise their assets and maximise their potential to align with a modern, connected workforce.
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For instance, some businesses may have to have meetings with international clients on a regular basis. It can look unprofessional having different people communicating with clients in different rooms; having technologically-connected meeting rooms can help save time when voice or video calling clients internationally and keep employees on the same page.
Some employees work better when there’s a serious social collaborative element to their office space, especially in the burgeoning tech sector. Creating office environments that best suit that way of working and attract the absolute best in tech talent can be great revenue drivers for asset owners and also help boost tenants’ commercial growth potential.
Those are just two small examples in a world where office space is becoming increasingly more available to modern business who work in a flexible manner. Increase the overall potential of your office space by working with a property management service that’s able to offer real creative solutions to how your office is run.
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