Personnel Profiling Tools as Input for Creating Functional Workplaces with Maximized Well-being
“Esplan, a leading innovative architecture and engineering company from Estonia, is showcasing how to implement a multi-disciplinary approach in workplace design. Estonia is experiencing an extreme workforce shortage situation and therefore keeping employees happy and most productive is one of the main challenges of employers. Esplan decided to gather all their knowledge and use data about personality profiles of their employees to make workplace happiness a reality.
Esplan engaged CXS, a leading learning analytics firm originally from Norway with headquarters in Malaysia, and used their A.I-powered analytics for the design of its new office. This session will show how to use holistic profiling during the design planning phase to get to know workers’ personalities and individual preferences and, based on this data, how to boost productivity with innovative solutions in workplace design.
But good design is not enough to create the ideal workplace. To really design it the best environment for workers, a multiple approaches need to be used. Esplan profiled all employees with the vip24 tool, mapping all individual interests and preferences. The firm then used this knowledge in design to allocate people in the space and create a workspace most in alignment with their personalities and needs.
Employees also do their best work in an environment where their needs are integrated into the day-to-day business of their workplace. Even though Esplan’s focus in creating well-being ultimately lay in the physical design of their new offices, employee engagement was a priority from the get-go. In fact, the company made it the center-piece of its mission. In the second phase of the design process a survey was developed jointly with a consultant. The survey inquired into employees’ needs and preferences to their surroundings, from the importance of natural light to having their own desks and individual ways to recharge during the workday.
If you are looking to foster workplace happiness in design, where do you best start? How do you address challenges? And what options should you consider?”
1. How to use holistic profiling during the design planning phase to get to know workers’ personalities and individual preferences and, based on this data, how to boost productivity with innovative solutions in workplace design.
2. How personality types can affect design?
3. Where to start when you are looking to foster workplace happiness in design?
4. How do address challenges and what options to consider?
5. How to stay ahead of time and design a workplace that would be innovative and productive in 5 years as well?
Presented By: Kadi Metsmaa