Create a Center of Attraction

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How Workplace Design Boosts Attraction and Retention

When it comes to hiring talented people and enticing them to stay, one of the biggest benefits you can offer is a connective and fulfilling workplace. See what changed when our research partners redesigned their offices to boost attraction and retention. 

My workplace gives me a sense of community.

28% increase

Aggregated results from an employee survey show that before a workplace redesign, 55 percent of people agreed that their workplaces give them a sense of community. After the redesign, that number increased to 83 percent.

I'm proud to bring visitors to my workplace.

43% increase

Aggregated results from an employee survey show that before a workplace redesign, 48 percent of people agreed that they are proud to bring visitors to their workplaces. After the redesign, that number increased to 91 percent.

I have an enjoyable work environment.

33% increase

Aggregated results from an employee survey show that before a workplace redesign, 52 percent of people agreed that they have enjoyable work environments. After the redesign, that number increased to 85 percent.

*Aggregated results from our survey of Living Office research partners before and after their workplace design

How do you fulfill people's need for connection—to each other and to a broader sense of purpose? Give them an office with spaces and design elements that bring people together and remind them that their work has meaning.

"It's not just about the pay. It's not just about the time off... It's about feeling good when you come to work. It's feeling pride and a sense of community."

Debbie DeMars
VP, Human Resources and Internal Operations, Tavistock

Two women and a man working together on a striped Tuxedo Sofa and Eames Lounge Chair at Tavistock Development Company.

Because every organization is unique, each needs to focus on different aspects of design when transforming their offices into tools for attracting talent. See what happened when two companies used our Living Office placemaking approach to create attractive and fulfilling workplaces.

CHS

This Fortune 500 Agriculture company wanted to communicate their values, so they added design elements that broadcast their mission and goals.

I'm proud to bring visitors to my workplace.

27% increase

Before their move to a new office, only 64% of people at CHS, an agriculture company, said that they were proud to bring visitors to their office. After the move, that number increased to 91%.
Tavistock Development Company

To create a sense of community, this real estate development firm created a centrally located Plaza.

Employees at Tavistock gather in a Plaza setting, a place where they go to chat, laugh, and feel like part of the community.

Employee Turnover

 

At Tavistock, a real estate development firm, employee turnover was at 26% before their move. After their move to a new space, that number decreased to 10%.

Explore More Findings from Our Workplace Research

How to Catalyze the Workplace for Growth

When research on your people and their work informs your office design, it becomes a powerful tool for organizational growth.

Start Growing

Give Ideas Room to Grow

If you're in the market for an innovation boom, start by removing unintentional barriers between people and ideas.

Ignite Innovation

Be an Efficiency Expert

Efficiency isn’t about more or less space, it’s about using the space you have to create a seamless workflow for people.

Enhance Efficiency

Focus on Building Your Brand

A workplace that’s laser-focused on expressing who you are and what you do can help you build strong relationships with customers and employees.

Boost Your Brand

Discover More Workplace Insights

If you'd like to learn more about how your office can improve efficiency, boost knowledge sharing, increase brand awareness, and attract top talent, download the full report. We only need a few pieces of info to get you started. 

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