Tue, 23 Nov 2021 - 01:40 GMT
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 - 01:40 GMT
As work environments undergo constant changes, long-held misconceptions about office cultures are being questioned as they continue to undermine business strategies and employees’ productivity. This article will bust the stereotypical ’Workplace Myths’ and introduce you to the ideal work environment through Heartwork, The first International Happy Business Hub in Egypt, innovated by Mountain View; the first international business hub in Egypt based on the science of happiness and science of design.
In collaboration with, the world’s first Culture coach-sulting company, DH, and the leading global architecture, planning and design firm, CallisonRTKL; Heartwork has proven some negative connotations and myths regarding the workplace environment.
1ST MYTH: FINANCIAL INCENTIVES ARE THE GREATEST MOTIVATOR
Truth: While money is considered a crucial building block in boosting employees’ motivation levels, it is not sufficient to sustain a high level of satisfaction and motivation amongst the employees. Heartwork proved that the greatest motivator to employees is not only the paycheck they get end of month, but also their happiness level, which is stimulated by various factors. Heartwork is built around the four pillars of happiness; Mind, Heart, Body and Soul.
The Mind zone is the luxury of being connected or disconnected when needed which is the ultimate offering for employees. Imagine having good scenery, access to private space, tech free areas and spaces designed for entertainment on daily basis.
The Heart Zone provides bonding areas, access to nature, with aim of nurturing the concept of teamwork and appreciation, which automatically improves employee’s productivity levels.
While the Body Zone provides all the happiness pillars needed to create a healthy work environment for the employees where they have, healthy food options, biophilic design and fitness utilities to aid them in achieving business goals with efficiency, optimism and increased energy.
We guess it is safe to say now that money is neither the biggest nor the only motivator!
2nd MYTH: NOBODY LIKES THEIR JOBS
Truth: Like most companies amidst the pandemic, Mountain View had to shift to working remotely adapting to the new norm at the time. When the pandemic started to wind down, the corporate conducted a poll to assess the situation and get insights on whether the employees wish to return to the office or continue working remotely. Almost all the employees stated that they wanted to return to Mountain View thanks to the company’s implementation of the ‘Science of Happiness’ model at its headquarters resulting in exceptional outcomes. The company’s revenue increased which proved that flexible & happy environments affect employees’ productivity positively and in return affect the company’s profitability.
Committed to providing world-class standards; Mountain View developed its Heartwork’s innovative standalone HQ500 building which provides personalized branding, outdoor spaces, front porch, roof and private entrance, ranging from 180 sqm up to 360 sqm that cater to small, medium, and large enterprises, along with other products specifically curated to fit all business owner’s needs. The collective set of unique characteristics sets new standards for everyone in the business industry from business owners to employees.
3rd MYTH: FREQUENT BREAKS ARE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO EFFECTIVENESS
Truth: Heartwork provides spaces for employees to connect and disconnect to unleash their creativity in one of their zones. Stimulated by their beliefs that retaining the highest level of productivity in the workday is not measured by the working hours, rather measured by working smarter with frequent breaks.
Studies have shown that happy employees nurture business growth and boosts sales by 37%, busts this myth for good!
4TH MYTH: OPEN OFFICE SPACES INHIBIT COLLABORATION
Truth: Most of Heartwork’s premises are open spaces because the company believes that being in the office and working collectively develop their feeling of belonging to a team, rather than just being stuck to their offices working individually.
In this context, studies showed that aligning teams increases retention by 41%, which proves that maximizing engagement to work together impacts the business profitability positively!
The good news is that you can fuel your creativity and experience the future of work places by Heartwork at the Creative Industry Summit in Nile-Ritz Carlton from 28th of November to 1st of December.