After years in the typical corporate working environment, the team at Colony aims to challenge the dreary and mundane offices that represent our workplaces today with beautiful serviced offices and coworking space.
So much has changed in the past 20 years. We eat better food, live in better homes, drive cars that are getting safer and have better healthcare. But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the way we work.
We still sit in the same cubicle-like environment. We don’t get to choose who we report to, where we sit, where we work or the laptops we use. Even technology hasn’t improved our working lives, they’ve only made us more productive. It’s no wonder that we sometimes dread going to work on Mondays.
In spite of many HR studies saying that the working environment (among other factors) plays an important role in what a job candidate looks for in a job, few offices here in South East Asia allow us to work in an office that we actually enjoy working at.
It’s no surprise then why companies find it so hard to find good people. It’s not that it’s hard to find good talent, it’s that we as companies have failed to create working opportunities that attract them.