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Workplace insight: State of the American workplace

While the findings of Gallup's state of the American workplace report are great tools for creating productive and innovative workers, company-level assessments are necessary tools as well.

Aisha Leverett, CannonDesign
06/12/2017

State of the American Workplace is Gallup's cross-industry report that features data from over 31 million respondents about their attitudes toward work. In April, a seminar at Gallup's Chicago office discussed some of the report's more compelling findings:

While the findings of Gallup's state of the American workplace report are great tools for creating productive and innovative workers, company-level assessments are necessary tools as well. Courtesy: Cannon Design.How do workplace strategists and designers use these data when advising clients? By understanding broad trends in areas of employee priorities, engagement and demographics we have a better idea of who is in the workforce now (and how that may shift) and what space-based solutions can keep workers productive and innovative.

For example, Leadership Hubs may make executives more visible and accessible-increasing engagement across professional levels and allowing good, profitable ideas to get to decision makers quicker.

And while comprehensive, nationwide reports like Gallup's State of the American Workplace are great tools for identifying the big ideas, company-level assessments touch on the issues included in the Gallup report but are customized to provide specific, actionable data that will improve clients' workplace for their people.

Aisha Leverett is author for CannonDesign. This article originally appeared on CannonDesign. CannonDesign is a content partner of CFE Media. 

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