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How to find balance between work and play

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In recent years companies have been trying to inject more of the fun factor into the workplace: Slides instead of stairs, swings to help creative ideas “flow,” and game rooms packed with lunchtime entertainment options.

What began as a tech industry trend has gone mainstream. More companies are creating playful space to help people unwind, engage and think outside the box. While modern office design and perks may provide a unique conversation… Read More

The Future of Work | Continuous Innovation

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Accommodating the Liquid Workforce

How do you mesh today’s workforce of employees and freelance staff to create an environment that empowers the entire team and infuses your brand and culture? How can you make a flexible workspace while still creating a sense of belonging? And what mix of work areas will best empower freelancers without sacrificing a sense of ownership for full-timers?

While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, a workplace designed for a… 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

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

TrendSpotting: Co-working in the Corporate Environment – Part II

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As discussed in Part I, co-working is a positive trend in real estate that is taking over our offices and the headlines in industry news. Co-working models are becoming specialized by industry and are beginning to morph and blend in different ways, leading to even more iterations and opportunities for change. Organizations within the same industry, or who share similar business lines or services are exploring corporate co-working models, and discovering… Read More

Trend Spotting: Co-working Corporates, Part I

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If you opened a door in your office, and found 20,000 square feet of empty, unused space, what would you do with it?

“Use space as a differentiator. This is an increasingly popular trend in real estate. People are taking their spaces and using them for co-working in order to distinguish themselves and their working environments.” says Senior Vice President of Workplace Strategy at JLL, Phil Kirschner. Reliance on technology is increasing due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution taking hold in New York City, meaning that the workforce must be even more technologically-savvy than ever. As the workforce transforms into a younger demographic with a different skillset, they begin to dictate real estate trends.

Young women working at home office or co-working space

Young women working at home office or co-working space, courtesy of Thinkstock

These younger “techies” are not used to being tethered to a desk, stuck in an office building from 9 to 5. Rather, … Read More

Workplace Strategy: What constitutes value for your business?

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It’s time to focus your workplace productivity strategy where it matters most.

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Increasingly, companies are turning to the workplace to find the key to improving employee and business productivity, with many firms investing heavily in strategies designed to better support the work their people do. However, what many companies are failing to consider is whether the work being done… Read More

JLL’s Bernice Boucher on GlobeSt.com: 14 ways the workplace is evolving

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Boucher, Bernice_sq_rgbThe lead of JLL’s Workplace Strategy Practice in the Americas, Bernice Boucher, recently authored an article for GlobeSt.com detailing the 14 workplace trends that she sees to be reshaping corporate cultures in 2014 and beyond.

 

Says Bernice:

“The workplace is shifting from an ownership model to a membership model, with employers today creating inclusive cultures that drive cross-functional collaboration. These 14 trends are not only affecting

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