The way we work is changing almost as rapidly as the technology we work with, and if you want to be successful as a business, it’s important to stay aware of what employees are looking for in a workplace. Commercial building renovations are a great way for you to meet changing expectations and needs without constructing entirely new workplaces, and here at S.E. Trogdon & Sons Inc., we’re more than happy to offer our insight into popular trends with commercial building renovations.
Here are four popular trends in commercial building renovations we think every business owner should consider:
- The Hybrid-Friendly Hotspot. More and more people are going after jobs that allow for flexibility and hybrid remote/onsite options. Planning your commercial building renovations to accommodate both on-site collaboration and remote connectivity is a great move to attract and retain employees who seek to break away from the traditional 9-to-5 routine.
- The Wellness-Oriented Workplace. Employee health and happiness are at the forefront of most employers’ minds as society moves away from “grind culture” and shifts towards finding a healthy work-life balance. Consider including amenities like dedicated spaces for relaxation and mindfulness in your design, planning for optimizing available natural light, or even having on-site kitchens or gyms to promote employee wellness.
- The Tech-Savvy Titan. Modern technology is astounding, and failing to take advantage of it can make your business less appealing to the current workforce. Integrating tech into your commercial building renovations doesn’t necessarily mean you have to turn your company into a computer-run entity; incorporating savvy options like motion-sensing or timed lights and climate control or swapping traditional desks for smart ones with adjustable settings is a great way to take manageable steps into the tech work.
- The Agile Adapter. As we mentioned before, many people are looking for flexibility in their workplace, but that doesn’t just mean offering hybrid or remote employment. Planning for future needs during your commercial building renovations and laying the foundation for adapting as you grow, and change is just as beneficial for you as it is for your employees. For example, open office plans with modular desks and movable partitions allow your employees to change things depending on their current tasks and let you adapt your workplace as your needs change.