Design for a Productive Workplace
“In the knowledge economy, innovation and employee engagement can be the difference between leading or following behind the competition.” Gensler’s 2016 U.S. Workplace Study. This comprehensive study found that a well-designed workplace directly and positively influences creativity and innovation, something designers have instinctively known for some time. How do we, as architects and designers at Edmiston Jones GBB, work with organisations to create more effective work environments that inspire innovation and allow employee engagement to flourish? Understanding the changing nature of work is a critical first step. Key drivers of organisational innovation are:
- prioritising both individual and group workspace,
- increasing the sense of purpose in the workplace and
- encouraging people to develop their careers.