Many of us must have imagined about the life of Small Office and Home Office, working the flexible hours and having flexible resting times. But the reality is hardly achieved. While we have chance to work at home recently, do you look forward to going back to the city and your workplace?
With the rise of automation, our uniquely human traits such as creative problem-solving, reasoning, negotiation and empathy, will become more important than ever. Individual work will diminish. Collaboration, and work involving more than one person, will become the dominant way of working in the future.
Today our workplace is evolving to be a wonderful combination of office, home, café, hotel and wellness center. This dynamic environment is called “Playces”. It is a place where our community gathers to work, play and rest.
Focus work brings us personal time. It fosters concentration, self-communications and individual thinking.
Having self-communications and individual thinking helps us introspect and correct. Hence, focus work is always the key for self-improvement whether you work at home or in a workplace.
Collaboration is now the major part of our works and teams. Having coffees and chatting with teammates, having team lunch, having small group meetings, having phone calls or a video conference, these are the activities of socialized collaborations where we are interacting with others.
Sometimes, interactions with teammates help you overcome challenge at work and give you inspirations. Hence, a small talk, a cup of coffee, a small group meeting may be the good ways to help you out.
Meeting is able to increase the interaction and participation in the team. Even a one-to-one communication or a small group meeting, collaboration is always a good way of working to foster the teammates’ idea sharing, work efficiency and so the team spirit.
Work and Play is not enough. We also need constructive rest. A suitable resting is able to refresh your mind and recharge your body.
Going for a walk, listening music and napping are always good for works. Or you may choose to have a personal time, have a cup of coffee and read some magazines to refresh your mind.
After work, you may even participate in some activities to take a proper rest from work. Just like singing, playing guitar and practicing yoga are good activities that allow you to recharge your body.
Technology has transformed the way we work today. Wifi, cloud storage and smart devices enable us to work anytime and anywhere. Work and leisure boundaries are blurred, and there is no turning back. As we mentioned at the beginning, our workplace is evolving to be a wonderful combination of office, home, café, hotel and wellness center. It is a place where our community gathers to work, play and rest.