By: JC Pelusi, Market Leader, Managing Director, JLL
Leading companies look to the workspace to accelerate employee productivity and happiness. Take Google for example: The tech company’s office in Pittsburgh includes sectioned off cubicles, group meeting areas, a cargo net hammock, an indoor garden and raised catwalks. (Check out all the tour on Business Insider).
While all offices can’t be quite that cool, we can look for ways to make the workplace an efficient, desired destination for employees.
It all starts with workplace strategy. And unfortunately, many businesses miss the mark when it comes to focusing on the right objectives for corporate offices. For example, executives are focusing on how much work is getting done, without necessarily measuring the amount of work that actually has an impact on bottom line success.
In a recent survey, JLL found that 74% said “thinking, talking and brainstorming create the most value,” but only 24% actually spend a majority of their time on these behaviors.
We suggest taking a new approach, which begins with determining what kind of work brings the most value for individual organizations, and then planning an office space to support those activities.