Category Archives: Workplace Productivity

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 operations. Our offices… 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 foster interaction, increase… 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 workplace productivity, Bernice… 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 psychologist Nick Perham,

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