A recent report from JLL titled “Reimagine: the new future of work to shape a better world” has revealed that companies need to create a better employee experience in order to bring them back to the office.
This means more than just enacting new policies — it also means transforming the workplace to be a more interactive, collaborative and innovative environment.
“A new purpose for the workplace is emerging and employers need to evaluate what that means for their business model,” said Mark Caskey, CEO JLL Corporate Solutions, EMEA. “We must collectively build toward a more connected, sustainable workplace which aligns with employee expectations.”
One of the biggest trends to emerge as companies plan for the future is the hybrid work concept, allowing employees the ability to work in the office and from home.
In fact, JLL data has found that 70% of employees prefer office environments for team-building and collaboration.
Providing workers the flexibility of where they work will be crucial to the future of work, but it will also take some experimenting to get the hybrid model right.
Companies will need to invest into their main headquarters to ensure it is safe and innovative for employees to come into.
There will also need to be an overall emphasis on health and wellbeing in the workplace. This includes encouraging workers to create boundaries between work and home life, investing into programs and policies that provide them access to mental healthcare and continue to nurture a supportive community.