Category Archives: Workplace Strategy

Using data to navigate office space construction costs

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June 5, 2018

By: Ann Montilla, Vice President, JLL

Building out office space can be overwhelming – not to mention expensive.

This year, for example, we estimate that even basic fit-outs for traditional office space in San Francisco will run $173.74 per square foot for the average user. That’s for a design based on a simple, low-cost budget with finishes focused on function over quality and containing basic technology and aesthetic design.

Traditional vs complex

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Planning an Agile Workplace? Here’s some things you need to know.

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April 17, 2018

By: Linda Kramer, Occupancy Planning, JLL & Katie Rodrigues, Workplace Strategy, JLL

Agile methodology used to be the sole domain of computing and IT departments. Today, the concept has spread to working in general—including the workplaces in which the work is performed. So, when you’re thinking about the future of work, agility should be top of mind.

Formation before function

Agile methodology was conceived as a management concept to speed IT projects, such… Read More

The office as an experience

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July 20, 2017

By: Katie Rodrigues, Vice President, JLL Strategic Consulting

Recently, I made a presentation at the AVI-SPL TechExchange. The information shared was on the topic of the changing nature – and design – of the corporate workplace. Considering our largely IT audience, how technology has totally changed where and how people work was the primary focus.

A big part of the reason for this is the impact technology has on worker mobility and… Read More

Quick survey: how many people reading this are working from home? 

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By: Allison Clark, Leasing Broker, JLL

Telecommuting, a.k.a. work from home or WFH, is catching on – in a big way. According to the Society of Human Resource Management’s 2016 benefits survey, 60 percent of companies offer telecommuting. In the 1990s, only 20 percent offered work from home options. In 1995, Gallup found that nine percent of workers worked from home. By 2015, work from home numbers reached 37 percent.

Ability to implement office design critical – on par with price and location

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June 29, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

Office design that appeals to an employee’s non-work self, has open and flexible workspace options, and uses natural materials is important for companies in San Francisco to consider. The ability to implement these current trends is as critical, if not equal to, price and location. The Skyline report examines local insights on office supply, demand, leverage and investment.

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The Sharing Society

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June 27, 2016

By: Julia Georgules, Director of Research, Office & Phil Ryan, Senior Research Analyst

We’re witnessing a significant shift in the way people work and where they get work done today.  The rise of entrepreneurialism and a growing contingent workforce is leading small businesses and freelancers to turn to shared workspaces as an alternative to the traditional office – and its accompanying lease.

Yes, freelancers aren’t just writers, they are business consultants, graphic designers,… Read More

Communicating with brand values and culture

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June 6, 2016

By: Bernice Boucher, Managing Director, Strategic Consulting

The work environment’s configuration and expression are becoming critically important in communicating messages about a company’s culture and brand. More than driving internal engagement about the significance of the company’s work, cultivating a strong culture communicates to clients and investors the organization’s values and behaviors to set one apart from the competition.

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Privacy — A rare office commodity [VIDEO]

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By: JLL Staff Writer – May 20, 2016

Do you struggle with finding a quiet place? Work is stressful enough without the distraction of other conversations, but in the shift to modern, open office concepts, privacy can be a challenge. What workplace solutions should you consider when seeking the balance between collaboration and privacy?

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Explore these fads, plus many more on JLL’s new workplace site, OfficeRenew.com – dedicated to keeping you informed with the… Read More

Standoff – A conference room conundrum [VIDEO]

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By: JLL Staff Writer – May 13, 2016

Collaboration space is pivotal for productivity. But if your office space doesn’t have enough, it’s more likely to support combat than collaboration. How can workplace design support interactions and increase your productivity? 

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Explore these fads, plus many more on JLL’s new workplace site, OfficeRenew.com – dedicated to keeping you informed with the stats, tools and research around what makes a workplace great.… Read More

Why culture is key to increasing engagement

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By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research, JLL

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Culture is intangible, hard to measure actively, yet easy to sense when you walk into an office space. Workplaces are rarely neutral when it comes to communicating a buzz of engagement or a sluggish vibe of resignation. Company culture can significantly affect very real

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