Thoughts on Workplace Strategy, Workplace and Millennials

December 13, 2017

Patrick Brady

Market Expert

Assistant Director, Savills Studley

Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker

Call 312-595-2987

We recently sat down with our friends over at Horn Design to discuss Workplace Strategy and it’s impact on the workforce today. We won’t attempt to repeat everything we learned but the following was shared by Sam Grossman at Horn and we think it’s a good glimpse to their feedback:

The workplace today is a mass of blurred boundaries. Driven by changing workstyles, the experience economy and the influence of startup culture, the lines separating the worlds of work, life and play continue to fade.

As group-based work becomes the norm, and companies assemble networks of partners, a singular output emerges. Outcomes are emphasized over process. Group work dominates for good reason. Not only is it the demonstrated linchpin of creativity and productivity, but also it plays a key role in workers’ happiness and satisfaction with their jobs, company and workplace.

Empowered workers move frequently throughout the day to their choice of workplace, using the tools they select and meeting with the team they need, at the time and place they prefer.

As mobility lifts limitations on where work is done, organizations are challenged to create engaging environments that draw workers to the office. In response, the workplace has taken on new life, functioning as a town square-like hub energized by the hum of the occupants. Elements of residential and hospitality design add welcomed comfort for employees who come together to collaborate, connect or need a place to relax, ideate, focus, socialize or otherwise engage. Reduced individual workspace footprints allow companies to provide a greater number of amenities and social spaces, while still maintaining a tight rein on real estate portfolio expenses.

We look forward to connecting on the above, or how to incorporate Workplace Strategy in your business setting(s). Feel free to EMAIL US.

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