By Matthijs Verdam en Guido Boumann
The importance of a healthy workplace
Recently we have published a number of blogs about the ideal workplace. These blogs were about healthy food, plants and daylight. In addition to these three important elements to optimize the workplace, it is important to get enough exercise and relaxation. The fact that exercise and relaxation are becoming increasingly important for employees is confirmed by two articles by major real estate organizations. In this blog we discuss the trends described by JLL and CBRE for the office of the future.
CBRE: Working together in the office
CBRE has made a top 10 predictions about the office of the future. What becomes clear when reading the article are a number of things: employees want a healthy working environment with suffiecent services where they can work together. The office is a central place for the company where the organizational culture is strengthened and contributes to a broader ecosystem. This ecosystem includes working from home, flex offices and, for example, restaurants. Other trends in CBRE’s article include:
1. Measuring performance in the workplace is changing
2. Collaborations between HR, IT and facilities are becoming more important
3. Employees want more space when they work individually
JLL: Companies are changing their approach
86% of UK businesses are changing their approach to employee health and wellbeing. This large number is due to the corona pandemic. JLL’s article also discusses a number of changes:
1. Employees now prioritize work-life balance over a comfortable salary, and three in four expect their employer to support their health, wellness and nutrition.
2. The office design focuses on communal space above individual workstations.
3. Employers recognize the value of a people-centered workplace that emphasizes the individual and what they need to do a good job.