We designed our new space to accommodate many work styles. How? By combining scientific analysis with employee surveys to reconfigure our office, co-locating teams in a more intimate, transparent environment focused on collaboration and innovation. This ensures that our workplace will become a catalyst for energetic problem-solving – just the sort of place that attracts and keeps the top talent we need.
For the first time in history, four generations of workers share today’s workplace, with work styles and needs varying as much as ages. So our new workspace encourages interaction across generations – and businesses. We’re including improvements sure to appeal to our people because we considered their preferences and are designing inspiring spaces. And we polled employees so people of different ages will have ample opportunity to grow by learning from each other.
We’re using LEED® Dynamic Plaque™ (LDP) software to track ongoing performance within our office space. The LDP is a building performance monitoring and scoring platform that delivers annual LEED recertification and global benchmarking. This allows us to monitor and benchmark sustainability performance in five areas: energy, water, waste, transportation and occupant experience. The LPD offers a means for interaction with the building on multiple levels: visitors can 'see' performance, and occupants can provide feedback.
We gathered information with the help of employees from across our workforce, representing broad demographics and all of JLL’s businesses and support functions. We crunched all our input into a program that allows each group to future-proof its workspace. And we’re going to keep evolving our new headquarters by tapping into JLL Change Ambassadors who are conduits for employee feedback.
Our Studios feature adjustable-height desks, 27-inch monitors and sound-absorbing, movable privacy panels. Major furniture is on casters so people can shape space vs. being confined. They can set up “first-ring hunts” – so calls reach desk phones first, then cell phones. For meetings, they can slip into small phone rooms, and reserve mid-sized huddle rooms and larger conference rooms with technology to project from laptops onto smart whiteboards. Plus, touch screens outside conference rooms let them reserve space. There’s also an Outlook feature for booking conference rooms while sending meeting invitations.
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