Millenials want to work in an inspiring workplace. They are looking for vibrant, fresh, out-of-the-box ideas in their office environment. So, what does this look like?
An inspiring workplace can look like many things – open floor plans, trendy break out areas, cafes, kitchens, and adaptable furnishings, just to name a few. Workspaces for millennials can be smaller than traditional offices because technology is smaller, and often mobile. Not everyone wants the same thing, so a millennial office should have open workspace for collaboration, workspace for meetings, and quiet, reserved space for concentration.
Another word that keeps coming up with millennials is “hoteling” or “office hoteling.” According to Wikipedia, “hoteling is a method of office management in which workers dynamically schedule their use of workspaces such as desks, cubicles and offices. It is an alternative approach to the more traditional method of permanently assigned seating. Hoteling is reservation-based unassigned seating; employees reserve a workspace before they come to work in an office.”
For millennials, it seems that the best workspaces are ones that support creativity and teamwork, have common spaces and kitchens, and a little something special – whether that is bagels or muffins every morning, coffee all day long, a ping pong table, or whatever fun thing your team might want. Why not ask the Millennials in your office what they desire in a workspace?