Employers are starting to realise that the time an employee spends at work has little correlation with how much they’re getting done and is more to do with how they’re being managed. According to the Australian Management Practices and Productivity Global Benchmarking Project, there’s a clear link between management and productivity, but Australian managers are failing to engage talent and creativity in this way. In fact, a recent survey by recruiter Robert Half shows that 87% of workers experience boredom and spend 6 hours weekly feeling disengaged, which reduces productivity, morale and profitability, and increasing staff turnover.
Reading about how the world’s most successful businesses manage their employees can lead you to believe you need to pull out all the stops (like major industry players Google and Amazon) to keep employees engaged at work – but who can afford to offer perks like an onsite gym and free juice bar? Thankfully, you don’t have to go that far. Why not just add a Corporate Breakout Room to your office space?