Emerging CRE Tech for Workplace Space Optimization | technology for corporate office

Emerging CRE Tech for Workplace Space Optimization

CRE tech and the digital ecosystem

In a recent report, JLL and Unwork describe the “digital ecosystem” that has emerged in recent years from quantum leaps in computing power, billions of smart devices, pervasive connectivity and seemingly limitless quantities of data. Without question, these technological advances and connectivity will continue to grow exponentially in the years to come, transforming the way businesses work.

Emerging CRE Tech for Workplace Space Optimization | active employees

That’s why, given the digital ecosystem, workplaces need to provide additional value for organizations that was never anticipated in years past. Pressure to reduce property costs will remain a given, but at the same time CRE organizations must optimize workplaces to enable innovation, attract talent, improve employee wellbeing and workplace experience.

It’s a tall order to say the least. Since technology has been the driver behind these new demands, it’s only natural that organizations are turning to CRE tech to help them re-imagine their workplaces.

Emerging CRE tech is not only changing the way organizations manage space optimization, but also why they are doing it and the wider impact it can have on the business.

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Components of the High Performance Workplace | Millennial effective workspace

3 Components of the High Performance Workplace

According to JLL’s Global Corporate Real Estate Survey, more than 75% of companies have high expectations for CRE to improve productivity in the workplace. That number increases to 85% for companies with more than 50,000 employees. As the global economy becomes more competitive, building a high performance workplace is becoming a higher priority.

Components of the High Performance Workplace | Collaboration modern workplace

In an effort to meet those expectations for effective workspace, CRE organizations are moving beyond reducing space and cost, and taking on initiatives to transform the workplace experience. Fueling that shift is mounting evidence that the quality of the workplace impacts a company’s ability to produce and innovate.

The questions many are asking are, what makes a high performance workplace? And how can it better support a productive and innovative workforce?

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Active Design Ideas to Improve Wellbeing in the Workplace | Deloitte Edge Amsterdam

11 Active Design Ideas to Improve Wellbeing in the Workplace

Would you agree that these are some of the top challenges large corporations face today?

  • Attracting skilled knowledge workers
  • Declining productivity due to workforce health problems
  • The skyrocketing cost of providing healthcare benefits

These challenges are motivating companies to address wellbeing in the workplace with wellness programs and even workplace design.

Active Design Ideas to Improve Wellbeing in the Workplace | Deloitte Edge Amsterdam

Recent CBRE research presented at the CoreNet Global Summit revealed that more than half of surveyed companies already provided programs to address workforce health, and 91% expect to increase health and wellness programs in the years to come. Many are turning to active design guidelines to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Active design is a philosophy that was originally developed to improve public health by building city infrastructures to encourage more activity. However, active design is becoming a global movement that is also driving the design of the modern workplace.

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3 Ways an Open Office Plan Works for Corporate Leaders | Senior Leader Mentoring Employees

3 Ways an Open Office Plan Works for Corporate Leaders

Just about every large corporation is transitioning from traditional office space to more modern spaces featuring an open office plan with an agile working strategy. That’s because companies are
all facing the same issues with office space:

  • An increasingly mobile workforce means as much as 60% of traditional office space sits empty every day. Everyone wants to make better use of all that wasted space.
  • A need to control rising property costs.
  • A desire to increase collaboration among workers to generate ideas and boost innovation.

3 Ways an Open Office Plan Works for Corporate Leaders | Senior Leader Mentoring EmployeesMoving to a more modern, open office plan can be an important step toward achieving these goals. Open offices with agile working can reduce space requirements and costs, as well as creating an atmosphere where people naturally communicate and share ideas. However, some of the concerns about the open office concept include a lack of privacy and distracted employees.

How do you get the benefits of the open office plan while minimizing the pain points? Read on to learn about best practices that go a long way toward improving employee satisfaction and productivity. Also, we’ll reveal how the open office plan can benefit senior leaders in unexpected ways.

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3 Workplace Strategies for Attracting Top Talent

Workforce-Planning-WhiteIt’s no secret that there’s a shortage of talent out there. Why? Baby boomers are retiring. Gen Xers, a smaller group to begin with, are also increasingly leaving the corporate workforce in pursuit of opportunities with better work/life balance. And millennials, the largest generation since the boomers, have vastly different expectations than those who came before them.

According to PwC’s Global CEO Survey, attracting top talent from the millennial generation is one of the biggest talent challenges they face today. And it’s crucial to find the answer, since millennials will comprise half the workforce by 2020.

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