“Our HR colleagues talk about a staff-turnover tsunami.”
That’s according to Neil Murray, CEO of JLL’s Work Dynamics group, who gave fascinating insights into the fast-moving changes they’re seeing as a result of the pandemic.
Murray refers to “pent-up” movement, as people evaluate this profound and unprecedented point in time, and question their life choices.
“There’s been a lot of soul-searching over the last 12 months, and as a result, I think companies have to work harder to attract and retain talent.”
The workplace plays a huge role in that regard, and while many people are being called back to their offices, others are fighting back.
As a result, executives are making changes. “Every chief executive in the world has a view on real estate. They didn’t 18 months ago.”
Murray notes that offices are being reconfigured and re-imagined to be more fluid, more collaborative, and more welcoming.
Looking ahead, Murray notes that companies are recognizing that the workplace “is a manifestation of brand and culture”, a place that brings to life a company’s beliefs and purpose.
“This is an age of workers having choices, and it’s a point of differentiation.”
He concluded: “Human beings need other human beings. We need to be around each other, and that’s why we feel good about the future of the office.”