Designing for Engagement:
Strategies for Creating Supportive Work Environments
The physical and digital work environment can have a significant impact on employee engagement and satisfaction. In this training, we will discuss the role of the work environment in shaping employee experiences and provide strategies for designing spaces that support engagement and productivity. Through a combination of theoretical and practical elements, including interactive exercises and discussions, participants will learn how to leverage frameworks and techniques to design engaging and supportive work environments within their own organizations.
- To understand the role of the work environment in shaping employee engagement
- To learn strategies for designing supportive and engaging physical and digital work spaces
- To explore tools and techniques for evaluating and improving work environments
- To develop actionable plans for implementing work environment improvements within their own organizations
- Defining the employee experience and the role of the work environment
- Identifying the key elements of supportive and engaging work environments
- Measuring and assessing work environments within the workplace
- Strategies for designing and maintaining supportive work spaces
- Leveraging frameworks and techniques to support work environment design efforts
- Developing action plans for implementing work environment improvements within work settings
- Interactive lectures and discussions
- Group exercises and case studies
- Individual reflection and planning time
included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions
- Work environment assessment exercise: Participants will assess the current work environment within their own organizations using a provided tool or template.
- Work environment design brainstorming: Participants will work in small groups to brainstorm and develop actionable plans for designing supportive and engaging work environments within their own organizations.
(included in Half-Day and Full Day sessions)
- The Activity Theory Framework: This framework suggests that work environments should be designed to support activities that are meaningful and engaging for employees.
- The Job Characteristics Model: This model outlines the key characteristics of work environments that support employee motivation and engagement, including skill variety, task identity, and task significance.
- The Biophilic Design Framework: This framework advocates for the incorporation of natural elements in work environments in order to enhance well-being and productivity.
- The Activity Theory Framework can be used to guide the design of work environments that support meaningful and engaging work activities for employees.
- The Job Characteristics Model can be used to identify and address key drivers of employee motivation and engagement within work environments.
- The Biophilic Design Framework can be used to incorporate natural elements into work spaces in order to enhance well-being and productivity.
By the end of this training, participants will have a deep understanding of the role of the work environment in shaping employee engagement and will have developed strategies and action plans for creating supportive and engaging work spaces within their own organizations. They will have the knowledge and tools to measure and assess work environments, identify areas for improvement, and implement effective design strategies. Participants will be empowered to create work environments that enhance employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity.