We’ve studied employees’ technology needs and we’re installing everything today’s savvy workers need to be techno-ninjas with collaboration and productivity.
When our employees need to knock a client’s socks off or impress colleagues with a sizzling presentation, they’ve got what they need to do it. Our conference rooms offer everything from smart whiteboards to state-of-the-art projection systems to fail-safe video conferencing.
Our office offers more technology in more places than ever before—from strong WiFi that reaches every nook to a bunch of new tools in collaboration spaces.
We’re adopting a slick new Outlook feature that lets you book a conference room while you’re shooting out meeting invites. How convenient.
We listened to our employees, studied workplace trends and applied our insights when choosing the futuristic technology that today’s top talent wants. When it comes to energizing meetings, we’re really delivering the goods. People can slip into small phone rooms, or reserve mid-sized huddle rooms and larger conference rooms equipped with advanced tools. They can project their work easily and reliably from laptops onto roomy screens and smart whiteboards that promote real-time collaboration. And access to conference rooms is super convenient—touchscreens just outside let employees make a reservation in seconds.
Our people have their choice of four types of meeting rooms, three of which are enabled for video collaboration. The technology eliminates the need to send and receive static documents, which take time for people to read and react to. The equipment also boosts productivity by allowing teams to actively contribute to presentations and other documents, wherever they are. A person working in a conference room can collaborate with a colleague working from home on an iPad and someone on the road using a smartphone.
Some conference rooms have two display monitors, so web-based content and presentations can be viewed simultaneously. Other rooms serve up cable TV broadcasts so our people can track breaking news that affects the commercial real estate market.
Teams can hold video calls that allow everyone to talk, share content and make changes in real time on an array of platforms. One team member can draft content on a smart whiteboard while the rest of the team watches, comments and adds input. The document can then be saved and shared with all contributors.
Cross-platform connectivity like this can be crucial. Example: a broker in a taxi on the way to a pitch could take a call from an analyst back at the office who’s got last-minute changes. The broker reviews the presentation as it morphs on his smartphone, saves the file and runs with it. Just-in-time intelligence like this could make the difference between a big sale and a big flop. These technologies will inevitably become the new normal in businesses of all kinds. We’re ensuring our future competitiveness by implementing them now.
You know the workplace is changing, and office design is a big part of it. But how do you differentiate between a passing fad and lasting feature? This report details six practical workplace design trends gleaned from the tech industry that can deliver value for any company—no matter how traditional.
JLL is in the midst of a headquarters office revitalization that will be complete in March 2017. We’re completely renovating six floors in Chicago’s Aon Center to suit the needs of 1,500 employees and attract the kind of talented professionals who have made JLL a leader in commercial real estate.LEARN ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION