Physical Space Audits
Organizations rarely consider the ways in which the physical layout of the office can have a gendered impact on employee’s success. However, research suggests that we should. Most office layouts have been created based on a traditionally masculine work preference. This has caused both logistical barriers to access to toilets, sanitary work spaces, and shared spaces for women as well as gendered barriers to accessing key networks, mentorship opportunities, and informal information sharing.
Learn more about how a gender audit of your physical office space could benefit your gender equality work in this article from Fast Company:
Is Your Office Layout Causing Gender Bias?
What leads to greater success for all workers, but especially women, is flexibility and customization.Elizabeth Von Lehe, ICRAVE