The workplace has changed radically in recent years. Four generations of employees are now working together, each with different styles. When you factor in rapidly evolving competition, and technological and social change, it’s clear how vital it is for businesses to future-proof their workplaces if they want to thrive for years to come.THE WHY
In all likelihood, your business will eventually face these challenges. So we’re sharing best practices you can use for your own workplace revitalization. We’re also giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how we’re transforming our corporate headquarters in Chicago’s Aon Center – and enhancing the work lives of 1,200+ JLL employees.THE HOW
Standing still isn’t an option in our warp-speed world. Whatever your industry, staying competitive hinges on having a well-designed, people-friendly workplace that encourages real productivity and collaboration, promotes health and happiness, and helps you attract and retain top talent.
Our research showed that our own headquarters space wasn’t fully addressing these needs. We’re taking bold steps to create an entirely new office and transform the way our employees work.
Here’s how companies like yours can make the workplace a launching pad for success:
Our goal for our new headquarters is to create a workplace that meets the needs of a modern workforce, helps us operate with maximum productivity and sets the stage for a profitable future. Quite an epic undertaking when you consider these challenges:
We’re completely gutting, redesigning and rebuilding all the floors we occupy in Aon Center.
That’s a lot of real estate - and every inch of it is being carefully planned and designed.
Our employees have varying work styles and needs, so flexibility is a must-have.
Over the many phases of this project, we’re aiming for a smooth process and a relaxed transition.
Aon Center is a LEED-certified building, and we’re creating a healthy, sustainable office space worthy of this certification.
Anyone who works in an office can relate to the universal aggravations we goof on in these videos. But with thoughtful workplace planning, companies can banish productivity-blockers and turn frustrated employees into happy campers.
Whether it’s your global headquarters or a regional office, reinvigorating your workspace takes a village. So when JLL launched our headquarters project in 2013, we brought in our best strategic thinkers: experts with world-class experience in selecting, planning and building modern work spaces. We armed them with insights from the people who influence JLL’s success most – our employees – so that the new space reflects how they want to work. These are some of the key people involved in our project:
Here’s a glimpse at the transformation taking place in our office.
A project like this has a long timeline, requires careful planning, and is filled with surprises, disappointing setbacks and satisfying victories. We’ve documented these major moments to share with you.