Hot desking and cool lighting add atmosphere to place of work
Intelligent lighting, hot desking and a fun room are just a few of the innovations being used at the Philips office in India to create a more productive workplace.
The office houses revolutionary concepts for businesses in India in a bid to simplify the business and use its people to its best advantage, Hindu Business Line reported.
One of the reasons behind this is to remove illusions of hierarchy, according to corporate communication chief Moushumi Dutt. Other factors in the decision to use this mode of working include a desire to encourage anytime, anywhere working and discourage possessiveness.
The hot desking concept in this building is based on the notion that at least 25 per cent of the workforce will be out of the building at any one time, meaning that the available space could be minimised when the office was built in 2009.
My Business reported that hot desking can be beneficial for reducing costs in a business, as well as breaking down barriers between staff. However, it can lead to employee discontent as people miss having their own personal space at work, the website warned.