Designing a Culture of Belonging

The need for belonging in the workplace stands as the linchpin for organizational success, driving employee well-being, engagement, creativity, and productivity. Shaping a sense of belonging in the workplace involves recognizing the role of company culture, addressing the fundamental human needs of connection, comfort, choice, and community, and factoring in purposeful design strategies. Together, these pillars form a cohesive framework that influences not just how employees feel but also how they perform. By harmonizing these elements, we can foster a workplace where everyone can thrive.

Finding ur Culture

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Understanding Your Culture

Culture is the invisible thread that weaves through every interaction, decision, and space within an organization. Company culture is intricately linked to the sense of belonging, with five distinct culture types influencing how it is nurtured. The ability to translate culture through tangible space design can significantly enhance employees' sense of belonging.


Building strong interpersonal connections at work fosters a sense of belonging by making employees feel valued, respected, and supported. When individuals have meaningful relationships with their co-workers, they are more likely to feel like an integral part of the team and the broader workplace community. 


of employees feel that hybrid schedules and reduce interactions have impacted relationships with co-workers.


Empowering employees with choice and autonomy can contribute to a sense of belonging by making them feel that their individual needs and preferences matter. When employees have a say in their work and environment, they are more likely to feel more connected to their work and the organizational culture. 


of those who have a great workplace experience also have a choice in where work gets done. 


of employees feel that collaborative group work should be face-to-face.