It’s a cornerstone of employee engagement, yet many organizations aren’t articulating or living their purpose consistently. Steelcase’s Applied Research + Consulting division is helping companies leverage their spaces, processes and technology to bring purpose into the daily work experience.
Thanks to technology, a lot of people can now work from anywhere, carrying the office with them in their pocket, briefcase or backpack. However, most people find out fairly quickly that, although “anywhere” may be a nice change of pace, the advantages are short-term. New turnstone products bring the appeal of away-from-the-office settings into the office so that workers can enjoy the best of both worlds.
A 2014 Steelcase-commissioned survey in 14 countries around the world confirms that people who are the most satisfied with their work environment are also the most engaged. These employees are not looking for the paradigms of the past.
A leader in alternative work strategies such as hotelling, consulting giant Accenture prides itself on its efficient use of real estate. But, what sets the company apart is how it considers the workplace holistically. Its Workplace 2.0 strategy sets high standards for what it terms “The Four E’s” of Efficiency, Effectiveness, Engagement, and Environment, with collaboration as a baseline. See how they piloted this strategy in their renovated Houston office.