The idea below is one of the 20+ ideas from our 2022 Workplace Experience Ideabook (which you can download here). Today's idea comes from Saint-Gobain North America's Bob Panaro discusses how we earn employees back to the office.
Bob Panaro, Chief Operations Officer, Saint-Gobain North America
Today and every day we need to EARN talent into the collaborative environments that make a difference in the growth and sustainable success of our businesses.
A more discerning workforce with more choices than ever before does not allow employers to underestimate the impact of building design and construction on the perceived value of workspaces.
The structure, systems and finishes are the canvas on which all other technology, incentives & amenities big and small will be evaluated by talent that could otherwise work anywhere in the world with a Wi-Fi connection.
The 30 minutes experiencing a fabulous on-site food service may not be enough to overcome a day-long struggle against uncomfortable temperatures; eye strain from glare; headaches caused by poor air quality; or reduced productivity due to noisy spaces. Address the uncomfortable spaces.
Additionally, an experience of belonging and being heard is priceless. A shared sense of purpose gets and keeps people together – even in a pandemic. Finally, perennial changes in technology, society, and climate require a new level of resilience to be designed into every investment. Put occupant experience, purpose, and flexibility first to continually earn employees back to the collaborative spaces we used to call offices.
To read more ideas from the 2022 Workplace Experience Ideabook, go to our download page.