Too hot. Too cold. Too loud. Too hard to find a meeting room. These “crimes against productivity” are all too common.
We are not in the future of the workplace yet, and it's time we all did our part.
The commercial real estate juggernaut, JLL, gathered Teams of experts from the around the world were assembled to investigate a spectrum of workplace design trends.
From "indoor air quality (IAQ), temperature comfort and lighting, to acoustics, interior layout, views, and biophilia," The impact of location and amenities can no longer be ignored in office buildings.
Despite the large body of evidence correlating office environments with employee effectiveness, today’s workplaces still struggle. Decades of workplace research has shown that seemingly minor office issues— from depressing lighting and stuffy air to noise and a lack of outdoor views—makes employees not just less healthy and happy, but also less productive. Conversely, the lure of improved productivity explains why 82 percent of corporate real estate teams were launching new programs to “improve the quality of the workplace,” in JLL’s 2015 Global Corporate Real Estate Trends survey.