As stated on our previous blog, technology emergence changes the culture of working in the office. As the physical setting is restructured into a dynamic workplace, employees’ habits also change as a result where they prioritise flexibility. However, it goes beyond that. Since employees prefer working at their own pace and diverge from the traditional working culture, the communication approach also reforms in a way that becomes a vital role to keep the team together in a dynamic environment.
With the presence of the internet, information is exchanged seamlessly and is accessible 24/7. Hence, it changes how employees complete their activities and opens up into the remote working world.
The Rise of Remote Working
Technology breaks down barriers between the online and offline world. This allows employees to work remotely rather than being at the office. This is not because they are “lazy” or prefer to work individually, but rather because they want to balance with their personal schedule. It also increases flexibility because employees can work in different places and they can still get the work done. Technology provides collaborative tools such as Zoom, Slack, and Google Drive that allow employees to organise their activities at a high level. Thus, remote working will be the new norm alongside dynamic working culture.
On the other hand, tools and solutions also support communication in a dynamic workspace. Other than managing tasks, technology also connects employees together wherever they are. Regardless where people are working, whether in different buildings or even countries, online tools provide employees a vehicle to still be connected. This way, people will prioritise online interaction more than ever while working remotely. However, communication in dynamic offices is also influenced by this matter. Since employees will interact more online, conversations will be different once they actually meet each other face to face. Specifically, interaction between colleagues will be more personal and idea flows will be smoother as a result of a flexible culture. Since a dynamic office allows people to move around the building more often, employees will be more likely to come across each other where they can talk and share whatever that's in their head. This benefits psychologically as a “break from work”, which leads to more productivity and happiness in the long run. In essence, people will not be isolated in their desks anymore for long hours and instead spend more time communicating in a dynamic workplace.
As we head into a dynamic future, companies need to adapt and facilitate employees to be more flexible. Technologies such as Bisner can support workers by providing features to benefit the new environment in two ways. First, it provides smart solutions to convert offices to be more dynamic by providing room and desk booking tools, service maintenance, and guest management. On the other hand, it also provides a communication solution that includes chat, activity feed, and interest groups to facilitate interaction between members.