When the workplace atmosphere is engaging, expect employees to be more productive, social, collaborative, and motivated; whether your employees work onsite, remote, or hybrid, workplace experience matters. When you approach creating the optimal environment for your employees holistically, you establish a work experience that is meaningful, desirable and inspires creativity.
The right workplace experience has the power to bolster the company image, attract and retain talent, and boost the bottom line. When intentionally designing and optimizing the workplace experience for your employees, there are key drivers to focus on. The major components of the workplace experience are:
The workplace should elicit feelings of mental safety and emotional support, which drive motivation, productivity, and camaraderie. Leadership can achieve this by promoting the company’s core values and a positive culture. Look for gaps and limitations that may be harming the emotional and mental health of employees, such as not giving employees the proper and private platforms or outlets to communicate their grievances or express their opinions. Determine if your leadership style and processes may leave some employees feeling isolated or unsafe.
Recent years have shown the growing demand from employees for more flexibility in the spaces they work, including the option to work remotely. Explore what you can offer to your workers so that they can experience physical work environments that produce the best results. For companies that need to keep employees on-site, ensure their workspaces and surroundings are safe. Create programs that promote physical health and well-being.
Create a culture of continuous learning and professional growth. Encourage employees to seek opportunities to build their skills and experience through programs that drive growth. Invite employees to ask questions and provide feedback. Inspire meaningful conversations and collaborative interactions. Develop training programs for employees who want to learn new skills outside their core task or department. Unlock and empower progress by evaluating workers, particularly those who demonstrate the potential for promotion.
Mobile culture has taken over. Whether working from home or the physical office, employees have come to rely on their mobile gadgets such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops to perform, communicate, and collaborate. Therefore, workplace environments need to be designed to accommodate the demands of these gadgets, such as reliable internet connections, software, hardware, and tools. There should also be adequate ports for workers to charge their mobile devices.
What about your company makes it a great place to work? People who boast about their company’s culture say that their leaders help connect them to a purpose, allow them the autonomy they seek, recognize and appreciate their efforts, and encourage meaningful employee relationships. Increasingly, employees look for companies that open up transparency and communication, promote diversity and inclusivity, and actively create positive employee experiences.
What have you done lately to ensure you’re actively improving the workplace experience and driving engagement?
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