Kay Sargent on creating a curated workplace experience, where everyone has the opportunity to be happy, healthy, empowered, and engaged.
People are the chief currency and greatest asset of any business. With up to 80 percent of a company’s expenses coming from human resources, it’s vital that their workforce is productive, engaged, and empowered. Unfortunately, 68 percent of U.S. workers are disengaged, according to the latest edition of Gallup’s annual engagement survey. Though there are many factors contributing to this alarming statistic, attitude plays a major role in workplace engagement. And although a well-designed space will have a positive impact on the occupants, we cannot discount or downplay the impact of individual attitudes. In this article, Kay Sargent, senior vice president and director of HOK’s Strategic Accounts practice, looks at how we can create a curated experience, where everyone has the opportunity to be happy, healthy, empowered, and engaged.