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How to Design a Workplace for Employee Engagement

How to Design a Workplace for Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has received a lot of press over the last several years. There's a good reason. Roughly one-third of the global workforce is disengaged. Leaders cannot ignore this because it translates into a bottom line issue for companies. According to a study by Towers Watson, this results in a 32.7% decline in operating income for companies with low levels of employee engagement. Meanwhile, companies with high levels of employee engagement enjoyed a 19% increase in operating income.

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What can we do about this trend? It turns out, how we design the spaces we work in can affect employee engagement. Christine Congdon, Editor of 360 Magazine & Director, Global Research Communications, discusses new data from the Steelcase Global Report and how leaders should create a Resilient Workplace to help employees become more engaged.


See Christine Congdon's revealing talk here:

 

Here are a few highlights:

Engagement and satisfaction correlate with employees' ability to choose how and where they work.
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Different modes of work need an ecosystem of space with options for different levels privacy, posture and presence.

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Topics: trends, resiliency, engaging talent, retaining talent, Workplace Issues, attracting talent, Employee Engagement

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