Investing in how their public spaces look and feel is standard operating procedure for businesses. They want guests who enter lobbies and reception areas to instantly feel comfortable and trust that the organization will meet their needs.

It would be wise for organizations to apply the same strategy to instill trust among new employees, according to an Academy of Management Journal article.

“We found that the physical environment—employees’ workspaces—had a substantial impact on levels of trust,” said Michael D. Baer of Arizona State University.

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