February marks the 20th anniversary of the American workplace cult classic, Office Space. Workplace culture has changed a lot since this iconic film’s debut, mostly for the better. Telecommuting, standing desks, and dog-friendly workplaces may be some of the perks today’s workers enjoy, but are these right for your workplace? At Nyhus, our commitment to inspiring change and creating lasting impact applies to everything from building reputations to helping implement organizational change. Thinking about the latter, below are five ways employers can adapt to the ever-evolving office culture.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE:
It’s no surprise that people are living longer. Thanks to technology and advances in healthcare, average lifespans continue to increase, which also means a rise in informal caregiving needs (i.e. taking care of family members as they age). Are you prepared to address the needs of your caregiving employees in the workplace?
IT’S ABOUT TIME:
Many people equate money with happiness – but what if time is the real driver of joy? Time poverty – the feeling that we don’t have enough time – exists at all economic levels. Evidence indicates that making choices based on time, not money, is the key to increased productivity and happiness.
WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER:
Remote-work plans have been put to the test this winter in Seattle. Between Viadoom and Snowmageddon, employers faced implementing or tweaking existing telecommuting policies to ease transportation challenges and keep businesses running. Managing remote employees can be daunting. Here are some tips for ensuring successful situations for everyone.
I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS:
Ask any successful business person how they made it to the top, and chances are they’ll attribute their success to the help of good mentors. Mentors take a variety of forms, and the reality is that many different types of people help us learn and grow. Read about five key types of mentors.
The data are undeniable: Successful companies depend on a diverse workforce. Disability inclusion is an important piece of the puzzle. Does your company take steps to ensure everyone feels included?