POWER OF PLACE
There is much involved in solving the problem of employee engagement, but the bottom line is that place matters. Bringing people together in a place that unites them can be the first step. But this cannot happen in yesterday’s office. What is needed today is a workplace where employees choose to work—not because they have to but because they want to.
Innovative companies are designing spaces where employees are excited to be, whether on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and they are providing technology that makes it easy to switch back and forth. A workplace that provides a range of spaces (or ecosystem) for collaboration, focus and even socializing will help to attract, retain and engage top talent by giving employees choice and control over where and how they work depending on the task at hand. In addition, providing spaces that are designed to nurture a person’s physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing supports employees, allowing them to be healthy, productive and engaged at work.