Employee engagement refers to the relationship between an organization and its employees—an “engaged employee” is one who is enthused about their work environment and co-workers and is fully absorbed in their work. Employee engagement is a fairly simple concept to understand, but not so simple to inspire. If you’ve read the title of this blog post, then you may be wondering what workplace design and employee engagement have to do with each other, and what their relationship is. To learn more, just keep on reading.
Employee Engagement in the Workplace: Is it important?
Some people may take employee engagement for granted, thinking that once staff members come to work and do their work, there’s no need for employee engagement efforts. However, engaged employees can be a huge asset for companies. Research has shown that companies with high levels of employee engagement have more efficient and effective staff. These staff members are more customer-focused, they have increasingly creative thought processes, and they take less time off sick. When staff members are engaged in their work environment and enthused about the tasks at hand, they’re more likely to go above and beyond, and be exceedingly motivated to help their company reach new heights.
So, employee engagement is extremely beneficial on the business front—but how can employers effectively engage their employees and inspire productive outcomes? Well, designing office space layouts can actually help a lot. Piqued your interest? Find out more about the impact of office design on employee productivity.
How Can Well-Organized Office Space Help Facilitate Employee Engagement?
Believe it or not, office design and productivity go hand in hand. Gone are the days when tech firms and hip restaurants were the only businesses with open-concept spaces and funky furniture. Now, more conservative industries are embracing the idea of organized work spaces that veer off the path of traditional, bland cubicle farms. Experts say that attractive, functional workspaces are becoming increasingly important for companies looking to attract and retain new talent—especially when they’re looking to grow a millennial population. An office’s energy says a lot about a company’s culture, which is extremely influential when it comes to employee engagement. Creating a space that promotes collaboration, allows focus and concentration, and permits workers to move freely and change postures when needed will work to improve employee morale. You might be surprised by how much accommodating spaces and greater freedom can increase employee engagement, but the results will speak for themselves.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect spot to host your office meetings, Innovative Professional Offices has the solution for you. Despite being a functional office, your space may be lacking meeting and conference rooms that inspire and motivate your employees. Fortunately, we have office spaces for rent across the GTA that will meet all of your expectations. Contact us to learn more about our affordable, hassle-free rental spaces and to boost your employee engagement today.
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