Factors of Engagement: 13. Workplace Conditions

Workplace conditions are determining factors for employee engagement and job satisfaction. Workplace conditions are about physical elements and the environment in which the employee works. The productivity and effectiveness of an employee is strongly influenced when the workplace, in the office or from home, is seen as pleasant and comfortable.

They are one of the 15 drivers in the scientific Employee Happiness Model®.

Improve employee engagement through drivers

It is important to gain insight into what makes your employees enthusiastic, happy and productive. What are their motives? You can find this out by scanning the 15 factors of engagement. But you can’t do everything at once. So first focus on the theme where you think the most impact can be achieved, simply or quickly!

85% of employees are not satisfied with their office environment and have difficulty concentrating

(Ipsos, 2014)

Employee Happiness Model > theme wellbeing > workplace conditions

Together with the drivers Vitality and Work-Life balance, Workplace Conditions form the theme ‘Wellbeing’ in the Employee Happiness Model and the measuring method of 2DAYSMOOD.

This theme concerns the physical and mental health of employees. Wellbeing can be supported by: elements that make the workplace stress-free and comfortable, stimulating a healthy lifestyle, focus, flow and a healthy work-life balance. By finding out how employees feel about the drivers in this theme, you will discover how you can increase positive energy, productivity and happiness.

The EHM consists of four themes: Organization, People, Work and Wellbeing. Curious about the other themes and motives? Download the whitepaper


Checklist: how do workplace conditions influence engagement?

Positive influences on employee engagement

  • Clear safety rules and procedures
  • Provide employees with the right technology and resources to perform their tasks properly
  • Support personal changes to individual workplaces
  • Having plants in the workplace

Negative influences on employee engagement

  • No natural daylight and / or poor lighting
  • Poor ventilation and no temperature control
  • Not a place for a private moment or to work focused
  • A workplace that is not user-friendly

How do your employees think about this? Ask them! Or do an online satisfaction measurement on workplace conditions and other drivers.

Why (HR) directors investigate the 15 drivers

You can see the 15 drivers in the Employee Happiness Model as measurable factors that have a negative or positive impact on employee happiness and involvement. By increasing satisfaction with these factors, you can improve stress, vitality, productivity and employee turnover!

In your own organization or team you can monitor the status of the drivers, quickly and easily, by using our realtime measuring method and 15 second survey. In this way, you will discover through a smart analysis of satisfaction and importance, where you can take specific and data-driven action.

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