Astonishing ways to display trust in employees through office design
Access to game rooms, cogitation suites and rooftop running tracks for employees sounds modern innovations for the workplace in the year 2018. But entrepreneurs have been experimenting with their workplaces for some time. Consider the U.S. Justice Department under Robert Kennedy as an example. A gym on the roof, picnic tables in the courtyard and the staff’s dogs in the office were some of the measures that Kennedy took. The outcome was a huge boost in morale of the workforce. Kennedy not only boosted esprit de corps but essentially he secured the trust & warmth of his employees and was rewarded for it with their loyalty. Here lies the crux of the matter which clearly reflects an employer’s trust and hope in his or her employees by letting staffs work responsibly and freely without being chained to their desks.
Building trust is the most effective way for employees to drive up engagement levels. Benevolence by management and letting staffs take initiatives without jitters of being judged come next. Most employers have sententious ground to be gained. They can do assorted things to turn these abstract ideas into changes that are acknowledged by staff. Faith comes in distinct ways such as open-plan offices in which all seniority levels mix together. Staffs should be trusted enough to let them choose their working pattern. They should be given liberty to reconfigure their workspace and work flexibilities accordingly. A research published on Entrepreneur points out that while employees are prepared to embrace change and mull over an agile way of working. Seventy six percent of workers worldwide are ready for some type of change to their workplace while maintaining their personal convenience remains a prime concern.
Caring about the well-being of your employees is one way to exhibit kindness by using high-quality materials in desks, chairs and overall design etc; assisting employees stay healthy with a nutrition plan through high-quality supplies for food in the canteen and providing access to anti-stress facilities such as quiet zones and meditation rooms. Having a competent support team on the ground, such as a facility manager, a concierge and floor ambassadors, could reinforce your execution plan. But, it is also about cherishing trust in employees to use their time effectively, providing a range of working locations and empowering people with greater flexibility over how, where and when they work.
The transformational effect of trust building in the workplace does not require huge budgets. It requires human leadership teams who are ready to make employees’ working days better days to be an efficient and happy person at work. For instance, smaller businesses could create major collaborative spaces or community spaces such as music rooms, meditation spaces, scrum rooms and design thinking spaces where worker s can go to brainstorm and share ideas during the working day or for longer periods of time. This cultivates creativity and helps employees to recharge their batteries and also demonstrates that they are trusted to be away from their desks by ditching time keeping policies.
Research from the U.K bank HSBC highlights that flexible and remote working is not only on the rise but 9 out of 10 employees claim that remote working is their topmost motivator to boost their productivity at work. Flexible spaces are stimulating, creative, inspirational capable of boosting productivity. If you manage to deliver on these areas, you will see a rise in engagement. Staff will be keener to share their insights with others, to learn from colleagues, to grow within the company and to be as enthusiastic as if the organization belonged to them.