Work environment redesign involves taking a design thinking approach to our workplaces — to ask ourselves, what would the workplace look like if we took accelerating learning and talent development as our primary objective? We have a significant opportunity to apply this to redesigning our work environments, defined as the holistic integration of physical environment, virtual environment, and management systems.
The report contains three sections. First, the opportunities and imperatives section defines the driving factors behind our chosen research topic. Next, design principles for performance improvement provides detailed descriptions and case studies for nine design principles to accelerate talent development. Lastly, implementing work environment redesign discusses how companies can start experimenting with, and eventually scale, the design principles prescribed in this report.
We studied more than 75 companies varying in size, maturity, and industry in our quest to find work environments that accelerate learning. Nine of these case studies are accessible through an online interactive tool, which highlights the company in addition to the specific design principles reflected in the case.