If you've read the Welcome Page on this website, you may be thinking that we have set really high goals for ourselves. We readily admit to this. We are idealists here.
We know that we are looking to change the nature of work by simply changing the physical location of work. By paying more attention to what physically happens in a workplace, we hope that people would be able to truly live up to their full work productivity potential.
Again, that seems like a tall order. In fact, a lot of people are under the impression that worker productivity in the western world has pretty much peaked.
Back in the 1980s, thanks to things like software and better training, workers experienced a massive productivity explosion. Not surprisingly, wages started to go up as well because the iron rule of economics still remains in place. The more productive you are, the more you get paid.
The only alternative to this involves the quality of your work. The higher the quality of your work, in terms of category as well as actual work quality, the more you get rewarded. This will always remain true. This was true in the past, this is true right here, right now, and it will continue to be true long into the future.
It's really hard to buck against the iron rule of economics. Your boss has to make a profit from you. That's where your wages come from.
You can't really expect your employer to pay you $100,000 a year if the total value of your work doesn't justify $100,000 a year. The employer has to make a profit. The employer has to cover his or her overhead. The employer has to deal with economic realities.
This is why we strongly suggest that both employers and employees pay close attention to the physical environment of their establishment.
It doesn't really matter whether you're providing services or you produce merchandise to be sold through retailers and distributors. You have to boost productivity. You have to cultivate the right mindset day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year among your employees.
A lot of people think that this is just a simple matter of team building. Some employers are under the impression that they just need to motivate their employees. Those things are great, but they're only part of the big picture. They're only pieces of the larger puzzle.
To put everything together, you have to have a great workplace. It has to be laid out right, it has to be bright enough, and there has to be enough open space. This way, people cannot feel cramped. They cannot feel like they are chickens being forced to lay eggs.
That's the worst feeling in the world. Believe me, when somebody feels that way, they're probably not going to be all that productive.
So do yourself a big favor, pay attention to your workspace and speak up. Work with your employer to come up with a great interior design that will help everybody perform to their fullest potential.