#idpicks Patio at the recently completed Corporate Pointe in Culver City!
Restricting communication can also improve productivity. By limiting both the length and frequency of emails we send, we can focus more on other tasks. Some workplaces have adopted an ‘email-free’ policy for certain workdays to further limit the distraction of your inbox.
Streamlining certain behaviors and processes in the workplace can allow for more time to spend on important tasks and less time worrying about the small stuff. For example, encourage group activities that allow for necessary recharge and socialization, such as a communal lunch hour, tea breaks, and knowledge sharing sessions.
Empowering your staff to work on side projects leads to new ideas and often to successful new products. Giving employees control over how they spend their time and prioritize tasks allows them to innovate at their own speed.
The Leadership and Culture of the company directly affects how well people work and create. Flexible working policies allow people to work from sites other than the office and increases trust between employees and leadership. Great ideas often happen outside the office.
Stay smart without smart phones. Allow for more innovative thinking and conversation through the use of tech-free work environments. Whether permanent or temporary, scheduling or allocating space and times where technology is discouraged or forbidden can increase focus on activities at hand.
How can you create conditions to support better, more creative thinking in the office? One key way is through Variety and Movement in Space Design. Providing an array of work settings allows employees to control their work conditions and choose the appropriate space for their type of work.
Urby’s numerous communal resident spaces include a kitchen, a gym, gardens, and a pool. The communal spaces are actively programmed and can include anything from an in-residence chef who offers cooking lessons in the communal kitchen, to a musician who provides music lessons to the residents. After seeing everything that Urby has to offer, who’s ready to move to Jersey City?
Urby stands for competitively priced rental housing with a strong focus on experience and community. The apartments are compact in size, resulting in lower monthly rates. At the same time, they feel larger and more spacious thanks to the clever use of the available square footage and bright lighting plans. Sliding doors between rooms further increase the sense of space, whilst large windows let in abundant daylight and offer panoramic views. With plenty of built-in storage space, lighting, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, plus pre-installed Wi-Fi, Urby apartments set a new standard in ready-to-move-in rental housing.
Urby’s design puts emphasis on interaction between residents and between residents and the surrounding neighborhood. Instead of a traditional lobby, Jersey City Urby has an entrance café with its own barista who welcomes residents and visitors alike. The café, 9BAR, a local coffee shop, is surrounded by a variety of seating options, from communal tables to a cozy living room area. From the moment you step in the door, Urby is made to feel like home.