Shining A Light on Community
Written by Claire Baker aka The Mount Community Manager
In today’s technologically advanced world, it can feel like we are more connected than ever before. After all, you can communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world with a click of a button.
The main issue is that the more connected we become online, it seems the less connected we are in person. By separating ourselves through our computer screens and phones, we are reducing productivity and cooperation in the workplace.
While there has been a study or two that show remote workers are more productive, there’s no question that people feel more connected when consuming the same physical space. The benefits of the right workplace community are innumerable, from increasing communication to promoting a sense of togetherness and improving levels of creativity and productivity. Research has even found that having a “best” friend at work significantly improves the amount of effort employees put into their job, so it’s hardly surprising we’re seeking out roles in sociable, fun and supportive environments.
So how are we creating workspaces that help friendships form and business communities to grow? It’s all about bringing groups of people together. Positive workplaces should incorporate lots of opportunities where people can shift down a gear for a while and relax together, which is why we’ve decided to create our ultimate chill out area in our Basement for all our serviced clients and visitors to enjoy. From discussing the latest challenges facing your sales team over a coffee, to the delicious Nespresso machine and kicking back with a few sets of pool, the Basement offers a place to chill and connect.