Social Ergonomics: Become an HR Architect for the Impactful Use of Work Space

Workshop 5 | Thursday, May 11 | 10:15 - 11:45

Work has changed. Most offices haven’t. Standardized workstations supporting repetitive process work, hierarchical management styles, and stationary technology need to give way to design space that enhances collaboration, creative management, and mobile technology. This is all about social ergonomics, and as we will hear from Diana Glattly, Human Factors and Ergonomic Specialist with Herman Miller in Boston, this is much more than theoretical. Through a series of creative exercises, you will play architect/interior designer/ergonomist and help create workspaces that foster greater connection among people and results for your organization. You’ll learn how physical surroundings impact behavior ranging from collaboration to the value of quiet time. It may be appear as simple as the location of an electrical outlet or the color of a chair, but the collective whole is about the powerful goal of bringing humanity back to your workplace.  

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI general (HR) credit.