Unmotivated employees are more likely to put in less effort, take more sick days, and even quit – all of which can be a costly problem for any business. Researchers estimate that the U.S. economy loses around half a billion dollars annually due to lost productivity in the workplace. While there is a wide range of helpful tools to help managers promote a more motivated workforce, one of the most time-tested methods to increase productivity is to establish an office plan that meets employees’ needs.
Employees are more likely to become disengaged when they’re placed in a work environment that doesn’t adapt to their workflow. As younger generations enter the workforce with higher expectations for how, when, and where they work, even the most well-established businesses have had to experiment to provide more flexible, collaborative office environments.
Check out the Psychology of Office Space infographic below, created by USC Dornsife’s Masters of Applied Psychology Program, to learn more about how office plans have evolved to meet the needs of employees today to boost employee morale.