JLL executives Dr. Sanjay Rishi, Benjamin Breslau and Peter Miscovich have released a new book “The Workplace You Need Now: Shaping Spaces for the Future of Work” that aims to provide companies with guidance on how to improve and adjust various aspects of their operations.
The book hopes to start a dialogue between C-suite leaders, managers, real estate executives, property managers, and workers themselves about how to tackle the future of work in a way that benefits all parties involved.
“The Workplace You Need Now” cites decades of research that may make it easier for organizations to make workplace-related decisions and better understand which tools and resources they may need moving forward.
“This shift won’t happen without careful consideration of every facet of the workplace, from where it is located, to how it is used and what technology powers it,” said Rishi, CEO of JLL Work Dynamics, Americas.
For instance, JLL’s own research shows that 79% of workers want to come into the office at least part of the time, but 73% stated that they wanted a space for human connection, rather than just a place to work on projects.
These types of findings can help leaders conduct their own internal research and discover exactly what it is that employees want and need from their work environment.
“The office is becoming one of many options in a workplace ecosystem, so time in the office must become more intentional, focused on high-value activities like in-person meetings, training and brainstorming sessions,” said Ben Breslau, Chief Research Officer at JLL.