Creativity is a vital for businesses to stay competitive, and creativity thrives on collaboration. For many organisations, collaboration is reduced to a relay race, with each worker doing their bit before passing it on. Work is done in isolation, with limited opportunities that allow joint creativity, or freedom of expression. With this approach, work environments assigned to collaboration are often ill-equipped for innovation.
Post pandemic studies show that people sorely miss each other whilst working remotely, further highlighting the opportunities that collaboration in the workplace presents when it comes to employee engagement. And with many still working remotely, workspaces need to adequately facilitate better communication between all workers, regardless of their location.
When working collaboratively, individuals do not simply rely on their teamwork skills from time to time; rather, they embrace a culture of continuous collaboration, which is in part enabled by a suitable workspace environment.