From Peer Recognition Systems to Outdoor Office Tables

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 1, 2015
With the increasing focus on teamwork over the individual and of open-concept designs over isolation in the office, a rising interest in workplace communication exists. While cubicles used to house employees in all day, the removal of these and encouragement of company culture is becoming the norm.

An example can be as simple as a furniture piece that fosters greater communication through close proximity. For example, add the 'BuzziBreeze' outdoor work table to promote collaboration in a more laid-back setting. An example of more technologically advanced communication innovations includes the 'YouEarnedIt' app, which allows peers to recognize and reward each other for their accomplishments.

Whether it's an update in interior design or of the latest employee-encouraging apps, stimulating greater communication in the workplace can bring increased productivity, happier employees and greater understanding.