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Use Zen Principles to Make Your Workplace More Flexible

Flexibility in the workplace is about more than ergonomics and flexible schedules, although those are good places to start. Adopting a truly Zen mindset can make your office more adaptable and productive, extending into employee engagement and client relationships.

In this post we’ll explore how certain core Zen principles can promote workplace flexibility and contribute to employee wellbeing. Keep reading to learn more!

What Defines Workplace Flexibility?

Today’s top talent wants to work for companies that continue to value progressive, flexible workplace culture. At the same time, employers need ways to measure productivity and learn where the organization can improve. This means finding a flexible middle ground where both employers and their teams have what they need to do great work.

Flexible workplaces are the perfect solution. When executed thoughtfully, flexible work arrangements are a win-win for employers, employees, and even clients.  Of course, becoming a flexible workplace requires having the right tools for the task at hand—which is where ZGO Solutions’ Zen desk collection enters the picture.

When executed thoughtfully, flexible work arrangements are a win-win for employers, employees, and even clients.

Zen Principles that Promote Flexibility and Wellbeing

Zen principles are ideal lenses for viewing many things in life, including your approach to the workplace. Implementing these Zen principles can help you increase productivity and create a healthy and flexible work environment for your employees:

  • Simplicity: In the workplace, less is more. Have office space for the things you need and leave room for employees to move around easily. Simplicity doesn’t mean neglecting the aesthetic, however. Make the space attractive with simple, quality furniture, plants, and art that reflects your company culture and brand. In fact, ZGO Solutions offers colorful components that bring streamlined pops of color to your workstation setup.
  • Everything changes: If we’ve learned anything in the past years, it’s that organization are fluid and change is inevitable. Learn to detach from what isn’t working, including outdated ideas of how work happens and what an office should look like. (If you’re not sure where to start, our team would love to speak with you about your office goals.)
  • Be present: Work is easier when we’re truly focused on it. Likewise, being fully present while interacting with team members supports employee morale and effective communication. Help people be present by equipping them with the desking solutions they need to do great work. This includes collaborative workspaces, personal desks with privacy features, and coworking spaces that foster creativity.
  • Build community: When employees feel like a community, they care more about the work and each other. A solution as simple as coworking stations and ergonomic pods of desks can be all it takes to build a workplace community committed to success.

We can help you tick a few boxes on this list. ZGO Solutions’ desks are simple, versatile, and intuitive to promote a Zen approach in your flexible workplace.

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5 Steps to Workplace Flexibility

If you’re committed to improving your organization’s culture and employee satisfaction yet feeling daunted by flexibility expectations, consider if any of the following steps could work for your team:

  • Offer remote work options: Some people love a full-time busy office environment while others find it distracting. Fortunately, telecommuting is easier than ever these days, thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic. Letting employees work remotely grows your pool of candidates and attracts a full range of talent. (Plus, we offer a series of standing desks designed for the home office!)
  • Streamline task management: Several available task management platforms can help you organize tasks according to deadlines, clients, and more. Choose one that helps your team work smarter, not harder, and develop a workflow that supports job satisfaction.
  • Create flexible work environments: Paid time off can reduce stress and boost morale. Generous PTO builds trust between employers and employees. It can also reduce unexpected absenteeism as workers aren’t stigmatized for planned time off.
  • Allow work schedule modifications: Work hours don’t have to between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For jobs that don’t require face time with clients or other employees, workers often appreciate the freedom to work early in the morning, in the evenings, and even on the weekends.
  • Prioritize ergonomics: Sitting at clunky desks and in uncomfortable chairs went out with the 20th century. Providing high-quality, comfortable, functional, and attractive office furniture supports employee health and work style. For example, standing desks give team members personal options throughout the workday.

ZGO Solutions has you covered when it comes to ergonomics. Our desking solution collections include designs for the commercial and home office. Each line prioritizes comfort, health, and productivity, no matter where you get work done.

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ZGO Solutions for Workplace Zen and Flexibility

ZGO Solutions is dedicated to helping you find the perfect desk frame for your office. If you’d like to explore the Zen desk line or any of our other collections, please call the office nearest you or complete the simple form on our contact page.

We look forward to speaking with you!


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