Move over, Millennials, Generation Z is here, and its needs an agile office space. Termed Post-Millennials, Plurals or simply Gen Z, these workers were born in the late 1990s. What makes this generation tick and how can you customize a workplace to suit its future needs?
An Extension of the Millennial Mindset (with economic improvements)
More so than Millennials, Gen Z has grown up amidst the implementation of revolutionary social changes. That said, they have also grown up in the aftermath of September 11 and during the Great Recession. Business Insider defines this group as being “more entrepreneurial” than Generation Y. In short, when members of this group begin entering the workforce as your employees, the agile workplace you are implementing now for Millennials will find continued and expanded use.
Office Setups You Can Put in Place Now
Making your workplace attractive to this group of employees with a business-minded attitude does not have to be difficult.
- Increase square footage per worker. This is not a group that thrives in cubicles. Allocate personal space that allows for distance from others when desired.
- Provide flexibility. Shared and collaborative work spaces will become more important and more common. Teams connect informally in these settings.
- Create visual flow. Chopping up the office into sections will be considered outdated. Instead, allow your office space to naturally flow from shared work spaces to private desks.
- Being adaptable counts. Modular furniture, movable walls and seating groups that you can change and rearrange become standard in a few years.
Find the right space now to create the agile office space of tomorrow. Working with an office-leasing broker who understands the local market is a big plus. Contact us today to find out what this type of professional can do for you. Their services are FREE to you. It is a no lose proposition!