Category Archives: Workplace Productivity

The Future of Work | Digital Drive

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As we continue exploring how commercial real estate is transforming business through our Future of Work model, we find digitization and technology to be a powerful force behind improving work space performance and enabling employees to focus on more strategic and creative ambitions.

So it’s no surprise that the second dimension of our Future of Work series is Digital Drive. All companies are becoming technology companies. Technology drives change and changes inspired… Read More

How WELL LEEDs to building engaging relationships

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How to make your competitors ‘green’ with envy

As commercial real estate ‘matchmakers’ tasked with the demand for engaging experiential building amenities for tenants, we can’t help but want to dive deeper into the psychology of how our workspace affects us on a personal level. More critically, how it affects building-wide relationships- whether it be between broker and owner, tenant and landlord or employee and tenant. And most essentially, how cultivating this… Read More

Doing WELL at our Downtown Office

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Our downtown office at 28 Liberty Street has been awarded WELL Certification at the Silver level by the International WELL Building Institute, the premier building standard to focus on people’s health and well-being through the built environment.

Think of WELL as a nutrition label for your office, providing transparency on the quality of your built environment. It’s a performance-based system and the certification required mindfulness from the space’s conception to its day-to-day… Read More

JLL promotes the workplace of the future

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TAMI tenants may prefer to hold a lunch meeting in Bryant Park with a Halal falafel and a $3 bottled water, but they demand first-class lobby concierge, wellness, gourmet food and more in the office. And it’s paying off. Large user tenants recently signed leases on New York’s West Side for >$100 per square foot that may include outdoor space, bike storage, fitness centers and pet-friendly facilities to help their organizations… Read More

“We” vs. “Me”: Does your workplace interfere with working?

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JLL’s Bernice Boucher writes about the importance of creating “focus friendly” spaces in Work Design Magazine

Boucher, Bernice_sq_rgbIn a recent article written for Work Design Magazine, JLL’s Head of Workplace Strategy in the Americas, Bernice Boucher, posed this question regarding open office design:

“Are office layouts nailing the “open” part of the concept, but sabotaging employees’ ability to focus?”

In further exploring the holy grail of… Read More

Quiet! Please!

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Quiet worker_200pxThe below post originally appeared on JLL’s Green Blog, on August 20, 2014, and was authored by Bob Best, Energy and Sustainability Services.

Why aren’t open offices as productive as they could be?

The main culprit is noise.

Great article by Maria Konnikova in The New Yorker (1/7/14)

“In laboratory settings, noise has been repeatedly tied to reduced cognitive performance. The

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