January 23rd, 2018 by Natalie Rowley
Last week, our founder, Chris Griffiths, shared his experience of designing Tec Marina with those attending the Inspiring New Workspaces event that took place in St. Donat’s Castle.
So, with a growing software company already established, why did Chris decide to take the plunge and set up Tec Marina? He shares his three main motivations with us below…
A more engaged workforce
A huge thing for me was to create a space that promoted employee engagement. Happier and more productive employees are more engaged in their work. When employees are happy with their work environment, they are more likely to remain with the company for longer, reduce their number of sick days and feel proud of their organisation. A Havard Business Review investigation found that a happy workplace results in 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales and 37% higher creativity levels. This is something that every Tec Marina company has benefited from.
In a space like Tec Marina, employees feel encouraged to get to know their co-workers and employees of neighbour companies. Spaces like our communal gym and games room not only boost productivity and wellness but can lead to the cross-pollination of ideas between departments, organisations and industries. This was a huge motivation for us, it’s exciting to see different companies working with and learning from one another.
My lifelong passion is innovation. And environments like Tec Marina are built to foster it. Innovative ideas rarely emerge from behind a desk. We give companies a chance to give their employees the flexibility and space to relax, play and get fit. This kind of environment gives them the thinking space to spark creative connections between thoughts. New ideas are then fed back into each business.
If you are interested in bringing your business and team to Tec Marina, call us today on 029 2167 8391. We would love to show you our available spaces and introduce you to our friendly community.