THE FUTURE OF WORK SPACE IS GOING TO BE UNCONVENTIONAL. YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE IT.
The renowned Nigerian musician Fela Kuti was absolutely right with his lyrics “Water no get enemy.” Water truly doesn’t have an enemy and beyond using it for drinking and cooking, it’s used to also beautify. Individuals currently sport on water and just recently, it’s actually beginning to be used as an office space.
I want you to close your eyes and with a rage of focus, imagine yourself in a pool actually working with your colleagues. Now, open your eyes and tell me how you feel about this strange but disruptive work approach. How would you tell your friends about your office space? They’d be like “Whoa, Work on water! What happens to your laptops or phones?”
Wonders sha never end o!
Currently trending, Rich Lewis runs the world’s only fully ergonomic, aquatic office. He moved his entire office into a pool.
I know there are goose bumps already on your skin but don’t be shocked, his employees find working from the pool absolutely interesting. Freelancers/ remote workers and interns prefer working from the pool too and for the employees, Fridays are usually very unusual. They are allowed to work and play from the pool.
“Having tried different approaches to make working life comfortable for my team ranging from standing desks, exercise balls, etc, I decided to try the pool” says Lewis. For him, there’s been growth as profits are increasing and his employees are more productive.
The truth is, virtual offices are beginning to appear more like a regular office space and anyone can pay for a space when they choose. In most countries, it’s no big deal anymore. Business owners in this space should look out for disruptive ways to stay advantageous and provide other options for a virtual office rather than ordinary spaces in a building.
How about employers begin to think like Rich Lewis and better still research on different ways to make work appealing to their employees?
Do you like the idea of working from the pool? Let me know what you TINK.