Written by Maddie Grant
"As companies look to recruit the best and brightest from college campuses, they are overlooking one major factor in the attraction and retention of recent graduates- incorporating campus design elements into work environments to attract young professionals. Global infrastructure and design firm, AECOM, along with contract furniture company, KI, conducted new research on collegiate design as a driver of workplace design, and set out to examine how college students like to work and how companies can apply this style within."
This is the first of a new series of Culture Chat conversations, in which we talk with people doing interesting work that has an unexpected connection to workplace culture. In this episode, we chat with Jonathan Webb and Brett Shwery, the authors of this fascinating study about the lessons companies can learn from how the next generation of workers interact in a college environment.
"This new research builds upon their previous survey which confirmed that current workplace design does not respond to the needs of recently hired graduates, but this time around took corporate representatives into the actual collegiate environments.
Both the initial survey results and the new observations found that:
We dug into the study and its implications for the 21st century workplace in the podcast. Enjoy!