Employee engagement, empowerment and fulfilment are essential for companies looking to grow and retain top talent, which in turn will have a huge impact on investors. At this year’s Expo Real conference, JLL held a panel debate on the changes already taking place, and how investors can innovate for the workplace of the future.
JLL’s global head of occupier research, Dr Marie Puybaraud discussed our Human Experience (HX) research, part of the Future of Work insights programme, to outline the shifting demands of occupiers. With competition in real estate increasing and tenant demands evolving fast, understanding these trends is essential for investors who want to ensure their assets stay relevant.
Our panel occupier and investor experts delved into some of the HX themes, including how to enable world-class experiences through technology platforms, generate new sources of income, help tenants collect the right data, and configure leases for flexible-workspace demand. Whether creating flexible spaces or crunching big data, employee needs are front and centre. Microsoft and Siemens, two major global occupiers, are innovating way beyond office layouts and putting the focus on nurturing culture.
Collaboration among employees is key to success. And an office building needs to be designed and managed to encourage cooperation, drive innovation and boost well-being and performance. Investor Deka Immobilien, is already exploring creative office solutions that will satisfy tenant demand for short-term office leases without disrupting its long-term investment goals.
Clearly for investors, standing still is not an option – are you ready? Register to find out more