Barbara Armstrong, Workplace Experience Strategist of Kahler Slater, talks about the characteristics that “Great Places to Work” show in their spaces. This video complements the first part posted on August 20.
Gathering spaces are present in all the “Best Companies to Work For” and for a very good reason: it is the way that firms have to say they support building a community in the workplace. These spaces are designed so people can interact and build camaraderie, which in turn leads to better work results.
Story-telling, the fourth characteristic, means that a firm should use the office to engage its employees by recognizing them in the physical space. Instead of using the walls for an art collection, they must show successful stories within the firm and transmit the values of the firm.