Five ideas that drive the design of modern credit union workplaces

85% of an average workplace’s lifecycle cost is employees’ salaries. Doesn’t it make sense to invest in a workplace that actively supports employee well-being and productivity?

The new 2016 Workplace Ideabook will inspire you to think about your workplace in a new light as it guides you through five different aspects of an effective workplace and examples of their implementation.

  • Me Spaces and We Spaces
    The ability to choose a workspace that fits the task at hand, such as a project room or a private quiet area, has a big effect on employee engagement. The most engaged workers report being able to choose where they work within the workplace.
  • Environmental Design
    People spend a third of their life at work, and the physical appearance of the workplace has a significant psychological effect on staff, even during the hiring process. One study found that an attractive workplace actually doubles the chances that a prospective candidate will accept a job offer.
  • Support Spaces
    Workplace amenities are an important part of supporting employee wellbeing, and these investments don’t just benefit the employees. For every dollar invested into employee wellbeing organization save on average three dollars in reduced medical costs.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
    Nearly eighty percent of employees consider availability of natural light, comfortable noise levels, and temperature control to be important features in a workplace, but just over half of workers are satisfied with the natural light in their office and less than a third are satisfied with noise levels and temperature.
  • Technology
    Technology is driving a change in the nature of work from routine tasks to more project based, collaborative work. It’s important that any workplace technology strategy be purpose driven to support efficiency, productivity, and collaboration.

To learn more, download our 2016 Workplace Ideabook here!

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