Workplace Adequacy™ Framework
5 research-based principles for creating healthy and well-functioning workplaces
Research in offices and working methods paints a fragmented picture of how different types of offices and methods affect employees’ health and productivity. At the same time, research also points to certain principles that, if well-managed, improve the conditions for creating workplaces that function over time, lead to increased attractiveness as a company, and trigger desirable behaviours. Read about these five principles here.
Dimensioning the workplace correctly is a prerequisite for avoiding a feeling of congestion and for employees to easily find adequate space for their activities. An undersized workplace creates frustration and dissatisfaction while an oversized one leads to less desirable interactions and higher premises costs.
Diversification involves creating different types of spaces for various activities. It is necessary regardless of the degree of flexibility to be applied in any office. It is however important to note that the need for diversification varies from organization to organization.
To foster effective collaborations, it is necessary to actively create conditions for desired collaborations to occur. Merely relying on increased flexibility alone is not sufficient to enhance collaboration. This principle captures the key aspects to consider in order to facilitate desired interactions and collaborations in a workplace.
We, as humans, tend to do what is easiest rather than what is possible. If we want a transition towards specific behaviours, the workplace environment itself should facilitate those desired changes. This principle focuses how a workplace should be designed to more easily trigger desirable behaviours.
Insights Through Participation
In addition to creating predictability and giving employees a sense of ownership in the process, participation is crucial for effectively and reliably capturing employees’ needs. It’s also important in order to accurately collect information required to understand the organization’s needs and develop a workplace strategy that addresses those needs.
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