Global Workplace report estimates that globally, actively disengaged employees cost organizations between $450 billion and $550 billion annually in lost productivity.
Shifting the energy in the room
To increase your employee loyalty and reduce churn, personalisation should be an important part of your Employee Experience strategy. Making it personal helps employees feel valued and recognized as individuals. When employees believe their organization cares about their unique needs, preferences, and goals, they are more likely to be engaged and committed to their work. Engaged employees are generally more productive, satisfied, and loyal, leading to better business outcomes.
Researches from environmental psychology, show the transactions and interrelationships between people and their physical surroundings, demonstrating how and why our environment impacts our State: thinking, feeling & behaviors.
What most organisations forget is to thrive at work, as a leader, manager or employee, you need to have a working environment who is going to support them, not hinder them. Personalising workplaces is no longer a ‘nice’ to have is a MUST have to improve their satisfaction and well-being impacting directly on productivity and performance.
Personalising your space is extremely important, from an aesthetics point of view but moreso from a subconscious level when people feel good in a space they will be more creative and productive.
My secret weapon
My secret weapon is to bring into businesses the principles of Feng Shui; this traditional Eastern philosophy, which follows the same belief system as Environment psychology, in which there is a spiritual relationship between the physical elements of nature and human-made environments to create the right balance of energy for harmony in one’s space.
The biggest trend and most damaging for employees is white offices. White walls, white desk, white chairs. White is a very metal element and too much white is very harsh, (metal cuts) so potentially not much interaction between teams and increase employees being snapping between each other. You may be familiar with the five-element theory, according to which the elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water symbolize the five basic processes of nature, and represent the five qualities of natural phenomena. Since we’re an integral part of nature, the five-element theory applies to us as well – to our health, personality, potential, and life challenges.
A better way to personalised your workspace would be to include the 5 elements of nature:
Having a blend of the 5 elements in your workplace will help harmonize the space and improve your employees wellbeing on a subconscious level. Not only your workspace will feel welcoming and good, but by doing this you will be able to personalise those areas for your employees to feel good depending on their natural element.
By simply bringing a new flow of energy, shifting your environment and personalizing this part of your employee experience, you will help create a positive workplace where individuals feel valued, supported, and empowered. It will help you foster a culture of engagement, retention, productivity, and well-being, benefiting employees, your organization and of course your customers…
Workspace conference Dubai
This week, I am speaking at the Workspace conference and exhibition and sharing more about my BizShui method, and how energizing people and places will bring prosperity…