The pandemic forced us to stay away from our offices, coworkers, and our daily routines. Lack of engagement with job tasks, feelings of stagnation, and poor team collaboration can weaken work performance and undermine organizational culture. That's why maintaining cultural resilience at work is so crucial right now. Companies that put their company's culture at forefront benefit from engaged employees and increased employee retention. But how can smart technology ease efforts of creating a resilient company culture that drives productivity and job satisfaction?
1. Engage employees on a personal level
Strong company culture can result in increased levels of employee engagement. According to Deloitte, only 12% of employees believe they are fully aligned with their companies' culture. As a result, disengaged employees are less motivated to work hard, while they are most probably searching for new job opportunities. Acknowledging that each team inside your organization might share a different subculture will help plan your company initiatives better. With smart technology, you collect insights on how your employees connect, interact, and engage. Next to that, you can schedule more spontaneous meet-ups to spark creativity or suggest extra focus time to boost productivity.
Use Office Shifts Connections to let your teams interact with each other, meet, and connect during the workweek.
2. Empower peer-to-peer learning
Encouraging your workforce to learn new skills can generate up to 9,000$ in additional revenues per employee. Research shows that 80% of employees believe they will be more productive and satisfied at work if they go through learning activities. As a result, employees who upgrade their job-related skills feel more connected to their company's mission. Moreover, they feel their contribution can be more significant. At the same time, combining learning moments with team building activities can create stronger relationships among employees. Activity-based learning –the process of learning by doing– is one of the most popular ways to inspire employees to learn new things while increasing collaboration. Meeting, collaborating, and presenting are critical elements of activity-based learning that can be more effective when taking place in a room specifically made for learning moments. However, smart office technology can be the solution.
With our office analytics you can find out the underused places in your office. This way, you can easily let the magic happen by transforming empty rooms into inspiring activity-based learning rooms.
3. Signal resilience in your workplace design
Creating a workplace that projects organizational values and a seamless experience between the physical and virtual spaces can keep your employees engaged and productive. Anja Jamrozik, a Ph.D. research leader specialized in environmental experience, states, "Offices will become an important signifier of our work culture. Your workplace design will reflect your organizational values to all relevant stakeholders." Employees worldwide will need a more collaborative and flexible workplace to fit their rotating in and out of the office agendas. As a result, you can adjust your workplace design to your employees' needs, and create creativity rooms and focus booths that can positively affect employee productivity.
Use our office analytics to make sense how your employees use the office. Next to that, check how your employees respond to your workplace design and keep adjusting your office to match the needs of your workforce.
Interested in using technology to build a resilient culture in your organization?
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