Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not merely survive, but to also thrive. To be truly effective, a workplace—its design, practices and policies—must benefit both the organization and its employees. When an organization takes this approach to employee development and management, you have employees who are highly engaged, satisfied and plan to remain with the organization.
Effective workplaces don’t all look the same because they go beyond “industry best practices” to reimagine work around their employees’ needs as people and professionals, regardless of the job. In some organizations, this means flextime and remote work, while for others, it’s about shift scheduling and control over breaks. Effective workplaces guide employees to success through good management and opportunities to learn and make better decisions on and off the job.
Although effective workplaces take many different forms based on industry, business strategy and workforce demographics, SHRM’s National Study of the Changing Workforce has identified seven employee-based measures that signify whether an organization is an effective workplace.
Download the brochure with examples of the components of the Effective Workplace.
Download the Executive Summary of SHRM’s Effective Workplace Index: Creating a Workplace that Works for Employees and Employers.