Putting design thinking principles to work
Once a novel way to address changing demands of workers, design thinking has become a critical strategic imperative for organizations looking to put the employee experience first. With today’s employees expecting more from their employers, designers and strategists are rethinking all elements of the workplace including the built environment, technology, amenities — even the virtual work space.
In Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends survey, 79% of executives rated design thinking as an important or very important issue. We’ll see a fuller implementation of design thinking for people-centric work environments that consider employees’ experiences door to door, and where every aspect is designed with the employee in mind. This will blur the lines between work, play and life even more. Moving to the forefront as well: health and well-being as a foundation for designing workplaces that contribute to our overall happiness and wellness.
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About the 2017 Global Workplace Trends
Every year, Sodexo looks at the main factors affecting the world’s workers and employers now — and in the future. These trends resonate across the spectrum of employee experience and can serve as a useful tool for employers navigating a landscape that is ever evolving.