Smart Office: A Place To Connect And Retain Talents
Building a "smart" office is all about 3 physical and mental values for employees and improving corporate culture.
Many people still say that the office is the second home, but in my opinion, it is the "main house". Because on average, a person has 8-10 hours of work in a day, if excluding sleep time, office workers only have about 4-5 hours at home. Therefore, like it or not, office conditions will greatly affect the quality of work and life.
In Anphabe's survey on "The best place to work in Vietnam", a beautiful office may not be the top factor when working people choose a job such as salary, bonus, development opportunities, but it will be a factor. important in connecting and retaining talent for businesses.
Investing in a beautiful, modern office, the company can provide employees with benefits in quality of work and life, labor productivity, employee engagement with the company, and most importantly is to increase the attractiveness of the employer brand in the eyes of employees and target talent. This is the reason why many companies in Vietnam focus on building aesthetically pleasing offices to create many useful values for employees.
Impact on physical health...
Factors such as light, air, temperature, machinery and equipment, noise and the layout of areas between departments... will directly affect the physical health of employees. An office that solves these basic problems will help employees stay healthy.
HR directors have shared with me a lot about the meaning of building a working environment. "The health of employees is always a top priority, so we invest in an office with suitable air and humidity, the entire working space is designed with transparent glass to get light from nature." natural, creating a feeling of spaciousness and openness.
As a company in the healthcare industry, Sanofi brings into the workplace a variety of vegetation and trees, creating fresh air and relieving stress. Green makes employees feel relieved, relaxed, helps employees stay healthy, avoids common respiratory diseases," said Ms. Huynh Thuy Mai Phuong - Human Resources Director of Sanofi Vietnam Company.
An important issue but little attention is the quality of furniture. Sometimes people only pay attention to the style, color, or are dominated by the price and ignore the quality. That is the cause of many common diseases for office workers such as spondylolisthesis, cervical vertebrae, disc herniation...
A new trend is designing offices in a way that encourages employees to be physically active. During a recent work trip with Sanofi Company, I learned an interesting point: in addition to building a gym, the company also requires employees to take the stairs if they only move within 1-2 floors.
In parallel, it is arranged to arrange printers, photocopiers and drinking water away from the office to facilitate employee mobility as a way to walk and exercise. This also provides a much-needed break during stressful working hours.
... And mental health
People's mood is greatly influenced by what they see. Entering the company reception area in the morning with many light and bright colors will create a feeling of excitement for employees to start the working day. The office is always neatly arranged, with good air to help avoid fatigue and dullness during the long day.
Many employees still complain to me about the work space has too much noise that makes them unable to concentrate. Therefore, I think building a beautiful office is good, but knowing how to manage noise in the workplace will bring more efficiency.
To do so, check that the soundproofing system, the design of the aisles, the division of the area for each department, the arrangement of machinery and equipment, are reasonable, so that people are not influenced by external influences. outside.
Work-life balance is very important, so building suitable relaxation spaces for employees to rest or play is also a new trend. It is no coincidence that Google provides employees with sleeping chairs at the office
During a recent visit to the office of Philip Morris Vietnam, I was surprised to learn that they have a lovely room for children right at the Company.
Ms. Vo Thi Kim Loan - Organization Development Director of Philip Morris Ho Chi Minh City branch shared that although there are not many employees, the company also invests in entertainment places for their children to create peace of mind and spirit. excited because it helps them both work efficiently and take care of their children.
Enhance corporate culture
The office is the "cultural voice" of a business. The way the office is decorated and designed reflects the values of the organization. For example, an office where the boss sits very far away from employees, the boss's room is very luxurious while the employees are crowded in tight areas, it cannot be said that the business has fair behavior.
Therefore, during the recent office renovation of Prudential Vietnam Company, the CEO of this company decided to choose a seat to work with employees. With an open space, without distinguishing between bosses and employees, it shows openness, respect and dynamism.
Working in a beautiful office is also the pride of all employees, make the office an attractive element of the employer brand. The benefits of a perfect office are a clear affirmation of the care and investment in the quality of life of employees.
Ms. Nguyen Tam Trang - Vice President in charge of Human Resources at Unilever Vietnam said that this is still maintained by Unilever Vietnam every year through many activities such as launching contests to decorate offices, organizing programs to decorate offices. office tour or promote image through media channels...
Building a "smart" office is all about 3 physical and mental values for employees and improving corporate culture. Investment in employees is never wasted, as British Prime Minister Churchill said: "We shape buildings and then they shape our future".
According to Saigon Entrepreneurs