The Value of Connected Workspaces in Modern Times

Mar 10, 2021 admin Uncategorized

An average person spends about a third of their life at work. The quality of a workspace, from design and access to connectivity and convenience is essential for high-quality work life. A comfortable office not only leads to a less stressful work experience for employees, but it also contributes to higher productivity.

A modern employee spends just about 40% of their work day at their desk, if at all. Gone are the days of cubicle farms and meetings in stuffy conference rooms. Today's employees log into work remotely from home, set up client meetings over coffee and hold internal team collaboration meetings at parks. Even before the pandemic, flexible work arrangements were attractive to employees because of reduced commuting and better work-life balance.

For the most part, flexible and remote work arrangements can be beneficial to organizations. They translate into cost savings, improved productivity (with some reports suggesting as much as 79% increase in productivity because of working from home) and even environmental benefits. A Forbes article suggests that giving employees the freedom to telecommute even 50% of the time can lead to cost savings of $11,000 a year.

Yet, this arrangement comes with its own set of challenges. For one, organizations will need to ensure that their technology is top-notch to support the increasingly flexible work arrangements of employees. Another issue to consider is the reduced face-to-face interactions. This can impact collaborations, with team work sometimes taking a hit because of connectivity issues. Moreover, certain work obligations, like client-facing teams that have to interact with customers in person or employees handling super-sensitive data, may have to be physically present at the workplace.

However, as the work dynamics change worldwide and the demand for flexible arrangements increases, it is important to rethink what connected workplaces mean to both organizations and its employees, and how it can be executed more efficiently.

The Charm of Mixed-Use Development

Mixed-use real estate that house different properties within a single space can provide an optimal solution to the connectivity and convenience conundrum. A mixed-use development typically has multiple-use properties such as commercial and residential buildings. It may also throw retail and entertainment properties into the mix.

When the proximity of home to office increases, employees can enjoy many of the benefits of flexible work arrangements. Time spent on the road commuting is reduced, work-life balance improves and easy access to luxury amenities can double up as meeting spots for both professional and personal needs.

Having an office in mixed-use real estate property can add to the benefits of flexible arrangements. Employees can choose to work from home or a café for a certain part of the day and duck into office for meetings, when needed. Such properties also usually have ample open spaces that can contribute to improved health of employees. They can step out for walks to catch a break or get a cup of coffee at a nearby restaurant. Giving employees this convenience can improve their wellbeing, overall satisfaction and ultimately, performance.

The Chambers by Kohinoor Square

If you are an organization that wants to provide your employees with the best work experience - think improved connectivity and convenience, opulent office amenities, state-of-the-art facilities and access to a range of services while being eco-friendly, look no further than The Chambers by Kohinoor Square.

Apart from being an architectural marvel that is situated in one of the most strategic locations in Mumbai, The Chambers from Kohinoor Square will give your employees the ultimate modern and luxurious work experience. Housed within a mixed-use development means employees can access a range of amenities, including dining and retail spaces, with ease. For employees living in the twin residential property, office will simply be a hop-skip-jump away. Even for those commuting from elsewhere, access is made simple via the Eastern and Western Express Highways, the famous Dadar railway station and the upcoming Dadar Metro Station.

As the name suggests, mixed-use properties combine spaces for different purposes into a single, compact area that results in easy, symbiotic relationships among all. For instance, a property that combines residential and business spaces will cut travel time to work for residents as the distance from commercial areas will reduce. It will also foster a close-knit community and bring back the culture of neighbourhoods. This will bode well for interpersonal as well as business relationships.

Our individual office layouts are planned specifically to foster collaborations while the collective design takes employee needs into consideration. With refuge areas on different floors that give a 360* view of the entire city, landscaped garden within the premises and Shivaji Park being a stone's throw away, Kohinoor Square has designed every element of The Chambers to enable employers to give their employees the ultimate work infrastructure.