A significant opportunity exists to apply design thinking and methodologies to the work environment, defined as the holistic integration of the physical environment, the virtual environment, and management systems. Research on more than 75 companies suggests that redesigning the work environment can be central to achieving sustainable business performance improvement.1
To foster talent development and achieve performance improvement, companies should apply nine work environment design principles aimed toward three goals: defining high-impact challenges, strengthening high-impact connections, and amplifying impact.
Use the interactive graphic above to explore the nine design principles and link to case studies that illustrate the design principles in action. (For full experience, make sure your browser is up to date.)
- John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Tamara Samoylova, Work environment redesign: Accelerating talent development and performance improvement, Deloitte Development LLC, 2013, http://dupress.com/articles/work-environment-redesign.