8 Things You Can’t Do Without in your Office

Long gone are the days when your workplace merely meant a desk to work at. Offices of today are an ecosystem in themselves, aiming to cover the needs of the employees from head to toe.

The human resource managers of most organizations see offices as a platform to collaborate and deliver results. Which is why, a huge thought is increasingly paid to each and every detail that goes in building an office.

Findings from a World Green Building Council’s report, “Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices” establish a direct relationship between the aesthetic design of an office and the productivity of the people working in it. That is not something new after all!

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Top Ergonomic Practices for your Office

If you have a desk job, you probably spend more time at your desk than you do at anything else in your life. Sitting at desks all day in front of the computer, is not only daunting but hazardous.

Hours of sedentary work can take a toll on the functioning and posture of your body. In a survey by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the US,  participants attributed between 24 and 75 percent of musculoskeletal disorders(MSDs) and other minor injuries to poor office conditions. Therefore, it becomes detrimental for organizations and business owners to minimize the damage on their employees’ health via ergonomic practices.

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Quick tips to make your Corporate Travel easier

Businesses aren’t just built on sky high buildings and internet connections, but a crucial part of their progress is established through travels. A large section of executives across all firms are engaging in frequent corporate travel meets across the globe.

A global Corporate Travel Survey by Ascend revealed that in 2012, 92% of executives engaged in at least 1 short distance trip for corporate purposes and 87% engaged in long-distance travel as well. The trend was also observed in the preceding year of 2011. Travizon furthered the exploration with their own global Business travel survey in 2015, revealing that many travelers face discomfort of varying levels during their travels and wished for better systems.

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Choosing the Right Office for your Business

For any business, the importance of a good office can not be undermined. An office is almost a prerequisite, no matter what stage or industry one’s business may be in. Certainly an efficient team plays a crucial part in the success of a business, but to attract and retain the best workforce too, a good working space is a must.

Hence, no points for guessing that organizations are increasingly working towards improving their workplaces for talent acquisition, and better team productivity.

Andy Bugg, Head of Workplace Consultancy at Knight Frank notes, We are seeing firms take a long term view on investment in their office space in order to meet the expectations of the newest generation of employees.  More and more, the perception of the office as a business expense is shifting as firms see the value in leveraging office space as a tool to inspire and energise their staff.

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Demand drivers of Commercial Real Estate in India

Real estate market trends are often regarded as the bellwether for the overall economic conditions. In India, real estate is the second largest employer after agriculture and is slated to grow at 30 per cent over the next decade.

Amongst the largest four subsectors, i.e. housing, retail, hospitality and commercial, the commercial real estate demand is witnessing a robust growth lately.

Demand for office space across India was 26 million square feet last year, while it is expected to reach 28 million square feet this year, said Mr Nair, chief operating officer, at Jones Lang LaSalle India.

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Top Tips to Improve Productivity at Workplace

For any organization, small or large, one of the most critical human resource functions is to enhance employee productivity.

The definition of workplace productivity as stated by the Department of Labour is: “Productive workplaces are built on teamwork and a shared vision of where a business is heading. There’s a willingness at all levels to keep learning and investing in skills. In a productive workplace everyone’s role is valued and all staff are encouraged to contribute ideas.”

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Benefits of Working in a Serviced Office Space

Changes all around us, including economic factors, are compelling businesses to re-evaluate the way they do business and develop alternative approaches to work.

Over the past decade, serviced office space, broadly categorized into coworking spaces and business centers, are rapidly upsurging.

Unlike a traditional office, a serviced office does away with all the inconvenience of setting up and maintaining an office along with additional benefits of economic feasibility, networking opportunities, better workplace connectivity, latest technology, and a more ‘green’ workplace.

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The Age of Freelancers: Tracing the Causes

One of the most crucial discussions surrounding the workforce revolves around the rise of Freelance economy.

The traditional teams and offices are increasingly replaced by the virtual ones. Employees once stayed with a company for five years minimum, today’s employees are more likely to be working with five companies at once.

Independent contracting or self-employment has become the top choice for professionals looking to live a life on their terms while working at their pace. Corporate downsizing, monotonous and repetitive workflow, hierarchy at work, and employee dissatisfaction are some of the few reasons why professionals find freelancing as a goldmine of opportunities. According to the labor research firm, the Economic Modeling Specialists, there was a significant surge in the number of freelancer from 20 million in 2001 to 32 million in 2014 globally.

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The Economics behind the proliferating Sharing Economy Trends

Sharing economy has contributed tremendously in the formation and evolution of the global economic paradigms of the society.

Globally, the sharing economy is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of a whopping 139.4%. This explosive growth commands attention not only from the stakeholders of the economy but also from the researchers and analysts from all sectors.

Before dwelling deeper into the trend and future of sharing economy, it is important to step back and take stock of the sharing economy stack up.

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Hola from the happiness cafe!

Hola and welcome to our blog. Here’s where you’ll find the latest news and updates on a healthy and happy working environment.

Apart from timely updates of our new offices, we’d also be sharing our thoughts on the evolving real estate industry and interviews with members from the InstaOffice community (which is growing continuously).

As for this post, we’d like to take the opportunity to briefly paint our journey up till here.

Who are we?

InstaOffice eponymously aims to resolve the productivity problem of the working urban population by providing customized office spaces, instantly. Not only do we ensure that the workplace is tailored to your specific needs and requirements, we guarantee an indistinguishable happy and productive work environment.

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