PSFK Labs examines the key steps for designing an adaptable work environment to energize employees
Change is an inevitable process that is part of any business that wants to grow, and 75% of CEOs say that an educated and adaptable workforce should be a priority for businesses according to the Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC in 2016. Forcing executive company-wide orders is not the best way to enact any sort of change. Instead, implementing a permanent culture of empowerment is the best way to ensure continuous, positive change.
Workplaces that foster inspiration, motivation and rewards create an environment of energized employees and thriving business. In our new Future of Work report, PSFK Labs explores the steps for developing and implementing this kind of culture. Below is a preview of our findings—download the report to read about these strategies in full.
Identify All Workforce Priorities
Historically, benefit packages and office perks have always been structured around competitive industry norms. However, a focus on what an employee’s true needs and priorities are may present even more value.
Expand and Elevate Employee Roles
Instead of restricting employees to the job role they were hired for, organizations should encourage staff to explore interests that may include taking on incremental responsibilities.
Make Leadership Accessible
Although it is easy to set up an internal organizational structure that has each employee reporting to just one manager, it helps to provide more access to upper management. This creates more support and can be done through numerous internal networking opportunities and structured mentoring sessions.
Make It Easy For Employees To Voice Their Opinion
Instead of suppressing opinions, providing employees with a channel to propose and pursue ideas for organizational improvement is valuable. Referendum processes allows employees to share ideas and pursue ones that have the most potential.
Beta Test In-House
One of the ways a product or service can be tested is by a company’s employees. Although there may be some bias because it is a direct part of their work, it also takes advantage of the fact that this group are filled with the most passionate critics.
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