It is important to understand the objectives of an organisation and how this relates to staff of all levels. Interaction with staff can take many forms when developing an outline brief.
Many organisations understand the benefits that are achieved in listening to staff and ensuring the design of the workplace is tailored to their requirements.
Research has shown however, that 78% of staff believe that work pressure has increased in the last 5 years and 21% attribute any drop in performance to information overload and pressure. As a result of this, and often the size of organisations and hectic diary schedules, interaction with all staff can often be difficult to achieve.
Many Clients elect to compile a steering committee made up of senior and middle managers and, where appropriate, staff members to ensure that corporate, workforce and operational objectives of the organisation are represented.
At the outline brief stage of the process it is essential to capture information and identify areas that require further discussion and involvement from staff.
The later stages of the workplace study and arriving at a workplace strategy are steps in the process that allow for greater staff interaction.
The outline brief can therefore be compiled by individuals acting on behalf of the organisation, empowered to give direction and set the agenda for future steps.
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