Designing A Space Worthy of Your Company’s Potential

The word culture is being thrown around like collaboration was several years ago.  Can a company even verbalize what their culture is? What steps are leaders taking support this and ensure their company is a place people want to work at and perform their jobs the best that they can.

Culture is not adding a ping pong table to your break room and then making employees aware that using it during the day is frowned upon. It’s understanding that some people need a 15 minute break to then power through the rest of the day and still meet deadlines. While I do not have any employees at this time, I still give myself breaks. I may come in early on a Friday and then leave early to avoid traffic to the mountains. I love to ski and most of my clients know this. I may even be working from a ski lift line when we email next winter.

Culture starts at the front door, employees coming to work, clients coming in for meetings. The space needs to support the company’s vision, attitude and yes, culture.

In a recent article published be the Denver Business Journal, Chris Rauber, addresses this.

It all comes down to culture.

Employee engagement — an objective that aligns tightly with recruitment and retention of valued workers — can be enhanced by workplace design that augments a company’s culture. But it can be undercut just as easily by design that doesn’t make employees feel they’re valued parts of a team or allow them to work in ways that make them most productive and most satisfied.

That’s why business owners and executives need to think hard about how technology, demographics and worker mindsets are changing the way we work when planning for new and refurbished workplaces.

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