Forget the Workplace… for Now

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

Critical to the success of workplace transformation efforts - and being able to demonstrate results - are understanding what productivity means for your business, what behaviors drive it and how the workplace can support it. Our latest research outlines how you can start the journey toward designing a workplace strategy that drives real value for your organization.

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Forget the Workplace… for Now

  1. 1. Forget the Workplace… for now It’s time to focus your workplace productivity strategy where it matters most
  2. 2. Continued demand for workplace productivity improvements of companies are looking to real estate to deliver improved workplace productivity 72%
  3. 3. Company expectations of productivity outcomes from real estate: 72% 61% 57% 47% Workplace Productivity People Productivity Business Productivity Asset Productivity Source: JLL, Global Corporate Real Estate Trends, 2013
  4. 4. But what does it really mean? Productivity initiatives are often centered around cost – however, a sole focus on cost could hinder support of actual business needs $ $ $ $ Click here to find out how real estate can drive business productivity
  5. 5. Innovation? There is no single solution for defining value across sectors, organizations or geographies Speed of decision? Talent retention? You need to define what creates value for your business
  6. 6. Brand loyalty for a fashion retailer Client wealth and share of wallet for a private bank Speed of new product development at a life sciences company What constitutes value is different for each company
  7. 7. In today’s workplace, every step in the development of products and services requires both collaborative… and concentrated (solo) work CO-CREATE BRAINSTORM IMPLEMENT TEST DESIGN THINK ANALYZE PROPOSE CONTEMPLATE IMAGINE CONCENTRATION COLLABORATION What type of work drives value?
  8. 8. It is likely it does not. Does your workplace support the right balance of high-value activities?
  9. 9. …there is a staggering disconnect between the work that employees spend their time on... A recent JLL poll revealed…
  10. 10. ...and the work that creates the most value for their organization
  11. 11. of employees asked said thinking, talking and brainstorming create the most value 74% spend most of their time on these high-value activities24%
  12. 12. Is your workplace strategy designed around the work that people are currently doing… …or the work that they should be doing?
  13. 13. say brainstorming creates the most value35% say talking creates the most value18% GENERATE IDEAS Use writable surfaces (e.g., whiteboards) around the office to enable small groups to collaborate on ideas and solutions CREATE SOLUTIONS Introduce ‘quiet’ zones (no phones or talking) to help people think and focus without distractions say thinking creates the most value 21% EXCHANGE INFORMATION Create hubs at natural gathering points to promote informal interactions Examples of how your workplace can drive business value
  14. 14. Achieving measurable productivity improvements is not as hard as you think… You need to understand what value creation looks like for your client, what they expect from your business and design a workplace strategy that supports activities that are crucial to delivering this value.
  15. 15. Directly linking the workplace to business performance will deliver results that far exceed cost saving and provide measurable outcomes in areas that really matter to your business Improved speed of decision making Improved client satisfaction Increased interaction between departments Reduction in wasted time
  16. 16. Starting the workplace productivity conversation The secret to achieving measurable improvements in your organization lies in asking the right questions from the outset.. 1. What constitutes value for our business?
  17. 17. 2. What does the desired experience look like for our customers? Starting the workplace productivity conversation The secret to achieving measurable improvements in your organization lies in asking the right questions from the outset..
  18. 18. 3. What observable behaviors are required to drive those outcomes? Starting the workplace productivity conversation The secret to achieving measurable improvements in your organization lies in asking the right questions from the outset..
  19. 19. 4. How can our workplace better enable this behavior? Starting the workplace productivity conversation The secret to achieving measurable improvements in your organization lies in asking the right questions from the outset..
  20. 20. Want to learn more about improving workplace productivity? Download a free copy of the full report, ‘Forget the Workplace…for Now’ Or contact one of our experts: Su Lim Head of Workplace Strategy, APAC Bernice Boucher Head of Workplace Strategy, AM Claudia Hamm Head of Workplace Strategy, EMEA

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