Googles office in London that features unique collaborative work spaces fitted with quirky furnishings and dcor, not to mention the secret roof gardens and allotment space enabling employees to plant herbs and vegetables. But not every business can afford to invest in the services of top end designers in order to reflect their company culture in the workplace. So how important is the working environment of UK tech companies In order to see how working environments impact employee retention, we have spoken to a number of UK based tech startups who have shared their insights with us on how they have cultivated their own company culture in line with the needs of their employees. First up we have advice from Brynne Herbert, CEO and founder of MOVE Guides. MOVE Guides has developed a single technology platform that brings together global mobility, finance, employees and vendors to enable end-to-end talent mobility management. As we say goodbye to the rigid 9-5 workday and email-free weekends, companies should look to leverage the benefits of a flexible work environment. Mobile devices and cloud technology have made it easy for employees to have a successful day at work without even stepping into the office. So, why do we need an employee to be in the office during a set time frame when we expect them to be on a conference call at 10pm “Work-life integration has become the new work-life balance. Personally, I believe that engaged employees are those who value their organisation and feel valued by their organisation and what better way to make them feel valued than by trusting them to make their own decisions about balancing their personal and professional life.
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