Design Matters - The Role of the Physical Workplace in Being a Best Company

April 28, 2015

Design of the workplace really does matter in your quest to become a great workplace. Kahler Slater's Business Environments team leaders, Glenn Roby and Barbara Jahncke, presented "Design Matters: The Role of the Physical Workplace in Being a Best Company" at the Great Place to Work® Institute 2015 Conference.

Despite the remote working revolution, the average person spends more than 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. The physical workplace is a key ingredient in personal satisfaction and in creating a healthy work environment. Purposeful design of work environments can build pride, foster camaraderie, inspire creativity and generally produce happier people. In other words, paying attention to design can promote engagement and innovation. Kahler Slater shared industry research and key learnings from benchmarking visits to Best Companies across the country. Audience members learned:

  • How office space can be a key tool to increasing engagement,
  • How companies are using space to foster their culture,
  • Real examples of how Best Companies are using design to support business strategies, and innovation
  • Pitfalls to avoid when making change in the office environment

Learn more about the conference here.