Officebroker.com is rebranding as Officio to move away from the broker model and aid clients in finding long-term solutions, rather than completing short-term goals.
Gensler survey reveals the most effective strategies for retaining talent
The 2019 Gensler US Workplace Survey has taken input from a variety of over 6,000 office workers and has provided insight in how to properly engage employees in the workplace.
Gensler Co-CEO Diane Hoskins said that the most important decisions for companies are deciding how “open” their office should be and figuring out the best workplace strategy to recruit and attain talent from all generations.
The top five performing amenities in workplaces include quiet/tech-free zones, outdoor workspaces, focus rooms, innovation hubs and maker spaces.
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The data also reveals that coworking improved work experience and effectiveness when offered as an alternative to the workplace, rather than a complete replacement for a main office.
Gensler’s data provide three moves companies can make to improve the employee experience: include private spaces within open space environments; provide amenities that optimize work, such as outdoor spaces; and use coworking as a temporary solution to the average workplace, rather than a complete overhaul of the main office.
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JLL research revealed that Dallas-Fort Worth is ranked 12th out of the country’s top 15 coworking and flexible space markets, taking up 3 million square feet of space.
Office provider LABS has launched its 96,100 square foot flagship property LABS House in Bloomsbury, London that features coworking, offices, and full-service dining.
Cool office interiors are ideal at first glance, but looking into a company’s principles, such as gender equality and flexibility, will be the factors that retain talent.
Colliers International revealed the success of the office market last year due to high demand for coworking and tech firms, but predictions for 2019 are uncertain.
Shared office space providers as tenants have become the norm for many landlords and building owners, and now many REITs have adopted coworking as it continues to expand.
Brookfield Properties has teamed up with Convene to spruce up the 73,000 square foot Brookfield Place into a full-service events venue that accommodates up to 500 people.
Many coworking operators pride themselves on massive, rampant expansion, but some industry experts believe this growth could lead to failure and consolidation in 2019.