August 2022 Newsletter: The Latest Data on the Future of Work
This month's newsletter will include two recent surveys on return to work and cleaning, NYC CRE market trends, hybrid work's impact on real estate portfolios and the return to office plans for Apple, Peloton, Bank of Canada and others.We hope this content is helpful as you navigate your return to …
3 Data Points Facilities Leaders Need to Manage Hybrid Work.
Employees are asking for a flexible work experience new things and facilities teams must adapt to that sentiment, with new views around health, safety, and work-life balance. Hybrid workplaces not only mean flexibility for the employee but also more variability and complexity for facilities teams trying to provide a best-in-class physical workplace. How can we create the best and most efficient office environment to ensure satisfaction amongst occupants?
Workplace Experience Newsletter June 2022: What is the Future of the Workplace?
This month's articles will look at the key data points from recent studies around the future of the office, hybrid work, and sustainable workplaces.
3 Things Employers Need to Address to Improve Employee Experience and Drive New Ways of Working
It's no secret that there has been a major shift in work dynamics in the last two years directly influenced by the global pandemic. The power of when and where work gets done has shifted from the employer to the employee as workers have been able to have more control over where they live and operate independently from the office. Because of these changes, employees want flexibility and understanding from their employers as they begin to reevaluate their careers.
The Evolving Workplace - Kelly Colón
Pivoting away from traditional office strategies towards more of a destination strategy focusing on the overall employee & human experience where collaboration, innovation and creativity can be enhanced will increase the fundamental interest for employees to return to the office.
Transform Your Office Into the Heartbeat of the Company - Nellie Hayat
Leaders must transform their
offices into the heartbeat of the company and invite their distributed
workforce to gather, make meaningful connections, create rituals and
celebrate milestones. That means investing in redesigning the office for
a purpose-driven community and creating a connected network of
“community spaces” for employees to know what’s happening, when and
where, so that they’re inspired to visit often.
Test and Optimize the Future of the Workplace - James Scott
Every workplace is different, with specific needs, complexities, and culture, and each department operates in its own way. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. The next year will encompass a state of flux as tenants experiment with innovative ideas and new technologies.
Create Compelling Spaces That Rebuild Social Capital - Kay Sargent
When people have options, we need to ensure we are creating compelling spaces that are enticing enough that people want to be there. Therefore, hubs, or main offices, must offer better technology, more intuitive work points, access to services and amenities and to clients and colleagues to make them desired destinations. And we also have an opportunity to create lifestyle studios that incorporate some of the best elements of remote working into our shared spaces. Be it neighborhoods that are pet-friendly; maker spaces that enable people to continue their newly adopted hobbies with their colleagues; or collective gardens or kitchens where teams can cook or eat together.
Effectiveness Should Drive Where Work is Done - Simon Davis
The lens needs to be more firmly on "where do people do specific tasks more effectively". Look at productivity, efficiency and human metrics to determine which tasks are typically carried out better where (by individuals, teams and departments). Collaboration, celebration and community are three strong use cases for the office. The power of casual collision cannot be underestimated.
Forcing people into using the office, like forcing them to use PowerPoint for everything they do, is futile. They will quickly realize it is not always fit for purpose and in some instances can hamper their deliverables.
Hospitality and Amenitization will Drive Office Engagement in the New Normal - Hiro Monji
Hospitality, convenience and ESG are now front and center with the same enthusiasm as a consumer environment. It is with this in mind that we move forward. From home to desk, we are looking for opportunities to increase the quantity of options and quality of service delivery, looking specifically at dynamic, frictionless and technology-driven innovations.
In doing so, we can help occupiers find a balance between comfort and productivity. Just as important, we are empowering their ability to project culture and community onto one of their most tangible resources, physical office space.