We’ve moved into the creative age — innovation is essential to economic success. However, our workplace structures are still very much rooted in the past and only 30% of employees feel fully engaged. Design can impact the shape of our offices, organizations and culture to improve how we work. The Center for Workplace Innovation is a center for thought leadership focused on improving how we work.
According to Gallup, only 30% of employees are engaged in their work. Disengaged workers cost money and reduce organization’s impact — estimates put the cost for US companies at $500 billion.
Leadership IQ did a study that found 41% of new hires fail within the first 18 months due to poor cultural fit at work. Turnover costs are estimated to be 1-3x the base salary of the replaced employee.
The Center for Workplace Innovation at Design Museum Foundation exists to demonstrate how design and innovation can transform the way we work. The Center is part think tank, part resource — a hub for content and inspiration, cultivating a global community of thought leaders to advance the field. Our goal is to educate and inspire, to drive change in workplaces around the world. If we’re successful employees will happier, more engaged, and more productive; and companies will achieve greater success, retain top talent, and create more impact.