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#HRTailgate Preview: How Office Environment Impacts Culture and Productivity

#HRTailgateMark your calendars for our next HR Tailgate Twitter Chat!

Believe it or not, a company’s atmosphere can make or break employee productivity and happiness in the workplace.

From color psychology to ergonomic furniture, office design trends are abundant as offices scramble to keep employees engaged within company walls. Businesses around the country have dumped dreary cubicles for engaging décor at a cost.

So how can employers create office environments that keep employee happiness and creativity at an all-time high without breaking out the bulldozer? What trends can you implement now to keep retention for years to come? We’re excited to dive into these questions at our next HR Tailgate Twitter chat.

Join us on Thursday, September 28, 2017, as we delve into office design and its impact on productivity, health and collaboration. The host of your chat is G&A Partners’ Bonnie Scherry, G&A Partners Director of Corporate HR, who helped shape our newly designed Houston headquarters into the office it is today. We’re honored to have special guest host Mark S. Babbit, President of WorqIG; CEO and Founder of YouTern; speaker; blogger; and author on board to share his expertise.

HR Tailgate - How Office Environment Impacts Culture & Productivity

If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat, you’ll be surprised at how simple it is. A Twitter chat is a live conversation focused on a topic — for this month; ours is office environment. The chat has eight questions; chat participants can engage in dialogue with chat hosts and other chat participants by answering the questions and using the hashtag #HRTailgate. (Forbes shares everything you need to know about a Twitter chat in this article.)

Want to know what to expect? Get excited and gear up for the chat by visiting the recap of past HR Tailgates: “How to Score a Work-Life Balance,” “Gear Up for Workplace Safety,” “HR Law: Avoid Being Out of Bounds,” “2017 Workplace Wellness Plans,” “How to Score a Winning Company Culture,” “Make Your Employees Feel Like MVPs,” “The Evolution of Employee Benefits,” and “Cultivate Culture with Leadership Like a Star Coach.”

How to participate:

First: Follow your chat hosts on Twitter:

  • Bonnie Scherry, G&A Partners Director of Corporate HR – @GAPartners
  • Mark S. Babbitt, President of WorqIG and Host of The Rebel Leader– @MarkSBabbitt

Then: Prepare to share your HR knowledge and learn from others:

Q1. What role does the physical office environment play in employee productivity and
performance?

Q2. What changes can employers make to an office environment to impact productivity?

Q3. How can employers use office environment or design to reflect their company culture?

Q4. We all know that open environments are conducive for collaboration, but what are some
potential pitfalls of an open office layout?

Q5. What are some ways companies can inspire a culture of wellness within their office space?

Q6. How can companies achieve a balance between accommodating employees’ needs to
personalize their workspaces with maintaining a cohesive office design?

Q7. Remote employees are having a moment. How can employers make remote employees feel
involved and connected to the main office environment?

Q8. “Flex” spaces are another big workplace trend, especially among millennial workers. What
are some ways employers can incorporate flexible workspaces into their office environments?

Next: End your answers with the hashtag #HRTailgate to participate.

Will you score the winning touchdown during this month’s #HRTailgate chat?

We’ll see you on Thursday, September 28!

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