Improving Workplace Engagement

February 7, 2013, 3:48 pm Kochie's Business Builders Yahoo!7

It's a tricky proposition keeping staff engaged at work, but MYOB have achieved some great results. We find out how, and get some tips for smaller setups.

Improving Workplace Engagement

Where you work can have a huge impact on the way you work.

If your workplace is full of distractions and dull wallpaper, you’re likely to be less innovative and enthused. If it’s engaging and energetic, you’re more likely to be inspired and alert.

The trouble is that achieving the balanced workplace that delivers optimal employee engagement can be tricky proposition.

One company to identify that balance is MYOB, which recently moved its 100+ Sydney staff to a new, connected facility on Clarence Street. CEO Tim Reed says the move has positively impacted company culture, staff happiness and productivity.

To quantify those gains, an internal survey showed an 18% increase in team engagement levels following the move to the new office. The company also took out Human Synergistics’ Transformation Award for constructive work place culture.

Coupled with achieving double-digit annual revenue growth and almost the doubling of profit, the results over the course of the transformation have been impressive.

To find out exactly how they’ve gone about it, and get some tips for setting up on a smaller scale and budget, we caught up with Tim last week.