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How Flexible Workspaces Improve Overall Employee Happiness

Flexible workspaces can have an incredibly beneficial impact on every business, primarily due to improved employee satisfaction. Read to learn how this works.

Filip Dimkovski - Writer for POC System
By Filip Dimkovski
Michelle Meyer - Editor for POC System
Edited by Michelle Meyer

Updated March 6, 2023.

Flexible workspaces are becoming increasingly popular in the corporate world for a number of reasons. By giving employees access to flexible workspaces, companies can reap the rewards of increased employee satisfaction, lower attrition rates, and improved productivity.

In fact, a study by the British Household Panel reveals that because flexible working arrangements have a direct impact on employee satisfaction, it also leads to overall improved business operations.

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Benefits of Implementing Flexible Workspaces

Now that we've established that there's a clear connection between workspace flexibility and overall employee satisfaction, let's uncover why this is the case:

  • Improved employee trust: Allowing employees to "set their own rules" in the workplace gives them a sense of autonomy and freedom in all work-related processes. I've found that showing I trust my employees improves their workflow and productivity.
  • Enhanced engagement: I've seen how bad management practices and lack of time are one of the biggest stressors in the workplace. A flexible workspace aims to remove these stressors, creating a space where employees are more eager to grow, learn, and get results.
  • Less time spent commuting: I think business owners sometimes forget that employees have busy lives outside of work. By giving them better control over their time management, they can have a better work-life balance, leading to better talent retention rates and a smaller chance of burnout.

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Finally, a flexible workspace is better suited to taking the different needs and preferences of your diverse workforce into consideration. Creating a space that treats your employees equally (e.g., eliminating proximity bias) will add to their satisfaction and output.

POC's advanced office space management solution can help you effectively optimize your workspace to achieve this. Save on costs and time while mitigating high employee transition rates as you streamline your office management.