In a low-unemployment market, spatial redesign becomes an employee retention tool

Unemployment is so low that companies have to poach, say some striking headlines. As the current market gives skilled workers bargaining power and the rate of job-hopping increases, some companies have found a sensible retention strategy: spatial redesign. These conscientious renovations cater not just to the functional requirements of employees with different working styles, but also to their emotional and social needs.

COPENHAGEN – When Briq recently unveiled its redesign of the Muutoheadquarters, they got a rather unusual response. ‘People were really emotional,’ explained partner Peter Bur Andersen. ‘Some employees were so happy that they said they were going to stay in the company forever.’

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