A recent survey on workplace engagement has found that only one in five employees is truly engaged with their workplace. A large part of this is due to modern workplaces being too complex.
In these simple workplaces, employees can get their work done more easily, feel more productive and fulfilled which in turn creates ‘brand champions’ who tell anyone who cares to listen about the benefits of working for their organisation.
Nearly one-third of knowledge workers currently employ some form of automation. Unlike their blue-collar counterparts, knowledge workers are embracing AI and Automation as a way of making their jobs easier and more fulfilling.
4 out of 5 knowledge workers believe that workplace automation will allow them to better focus on doing their jobs, that's according to Workfronts annual 'The State of Enterprise Work' report. Read More
Technology has changed the way we work. Organisations who realise this are coming out ahead. One of the ways to do this is through adopting technology and flexible working styles into the workplace.
Companies who create collaborative spaces outperform their competitors in responsive leadership and employee connectedness. That’s according to new research conducted by Nick van der Meulen (Rotterdam School of Management, Eramus University (USM) and MIT’s Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR). Read More
A recent report from the Boston Consulting Group 'Boosting Performance Through Organisational Design' has found six key factors of workplace design that define top performing organisations.
The study focused on what separates top performing organisations (those with high levels of growth and profitability) from other companies. Read More
A new JLL Research study has found that 70% of employees say that happiness at work is the best ingredient for a unique work experience.
“In the future of work, experience really should be a major focus to drive a high level of satisfaction from work,” says Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of Research at JLL. “People are craving authenticity in their lives - and their careers.”
Future friendly workplace strategy should focus on the human element. Read More
On average, employee wellness programs generate returns of about 3 to 1. Over 90% of organisations were already providing employee wellness programs, and it is a trend that will continue to rise in importance as organisations compete for the best people. Read More
Most offices try to be places that welcome collaboration. There is a good reason for this, as collaborative environments are better for productivity.
A recent Stanford study has shown that research participants who are primed to act collaboratively stick with tasks 64% longer than their solitary peers. They also reported higher engagement levels, lower fatigue levels and a higher success rate.
“The results showed that simply feeling like you’re part of a team of people working on a task makes people more motivated as they take on challenges,” the researchers say. Read More
Workplace strategy has typically involved cutting costs and maintaining the status quo. In most other areas of business, a strategy of cost cutting would not be expected to achieve anything substantial.
Over 80% of the average companies costs relate to people. A small change to employee engagement or productivity can have a massive effect on a companies bottom line. Read More