An engaged workplace culture creates higher levels of employee satisfaction, wellbeing and productivity. Being engaged at work is a paramount issue in today’s workplace. A recent report by Steelcase showed that worldwide, two-thirds of employed people are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, meaning that they’re emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.
Innovative organizations are designing spaces where their people are excited to be. A workplace that provides a range of spaces for collaboration, focus and even socializing is an engaging space because people have choice over where and how they work throughout the day—and not just because they have to, but because they want to.
By making moderate changes to your environment, you can impact how your employees feel at work and how they interact, collaborate and focus. The higher your levels of employee engagement, the better your business results.
5 ways to create an engaged workplace culture:
- Incorporate residential lounge spaces for informal meetings.
- Support collaboration with appropriate-sized rooms for small, medium and large groups.
- Equip meeting rooms with collaborative technology for content sharing and HD videoconferencing. Consider an all-in-one device like Microsoft Surface Hub
- Incorporate elements that support wellbeing, like height-adjustable desks for resident workers tethered by their technology.
- Use glass walls on private offices and meeting rooms to transmit natural light and create a more transparent, open culture.
To see examples of workspaces supporting employee engagement, download our Workplace Transformation guide.
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