Promoting wellbeing at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise, finds JLL report

Thursday 31st August 2017

 

A new study by JLL, the global real estate firm and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has found that helping people to feel good at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise and can help companies realise measureable benefits.

The research report, Workplace Powered by Human Experience, analysed how real estate can enable business transformation by understanding its impact on business performance.

Key insights of the research - based on consultations 40 corporations around the world and a separate, anonymous survey of more than 7,300 employees - include:

  • Almost 90% of people support the idea of having a Chief Happiness Officer at work, dedicated to employee wellbeing.
  • Only 52% of employees admitted being entirely satisfied with their current work environment.
  • 42% of people said they were completely ready to move from their personal desk to open-plan offices or unallocated seats, in order to access new innovative workspaces.

To coincide with the report, JLL has produced an innovative tool analysing the importance of human-centred design in the workplace.

The Human Experience Model (HX) tool looks at how workplace experience can help businesses thrive by decoding experience through three major priorities - engagement, empowerment and fulfilment - with the aim of helping users shape optimal human experiences at work. The tool includes a focus on sustainable design in the workplace.

Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of Corporate Research at JLL, said: "Human Experience is about how the work environment ultimately impacts company performance, not just its culture. Our study shows that work places and work spaces have a key role to play, both strategically and operationally, in fostering engagement, empowerment and fulfilment at work."

To find out more about JLL’s Future of Work research programme and Workplace Powered by Human Experience report, click here. To explore the Human Experience Model (HX), click here.

JLL has been a supporter of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project and were closely involved in the development of WorldGBC’s 2016 case study report: Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices.

 

A new study by JLL, the global real estate firm and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has found that helping people to feel good at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise and can help companies realise measureable benefits.

The research report, Workplace Powered by Human Experience, analysed how real estate can enable business transformation by understanding its impact on business performance.

Key insights of the research - based on consultations 40 corporations around the world and a separate, anonymous survey of more than 7,300 employees - include:

  • Almost 90% of people support the idea of having a Chief Happiness Officer at work, dedicated to employee wellbeing.
  • Only 52% of employees admitted being entirely satisfied with their current work environment.
  • 42% of people said they were completely ready to move from their personal desk to open-plan offices or unallocated seats, in order to access new innovative workspaces.

To coincide with the report, JLL has produced an innovative tool analysing the importance of human-centred design in the workplace.

The Human Experience Model (HX) tool looks at how workplace experience can help businesses thrive by decoding experience through three major priorities - engagement, empowerment and fulfilment - with the aim of helping users shape optimal human experiences at work. The tool includes a focus on sustainable design in the workplace.

Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of Corporate Research at JLL, said: "Human Experience is about how the work environment ultimately impacts company performance, not just its culture. Our study shows that work places and work spaces have a key role to play, both strategically and operationally, in fostering engagement, empowerment and fulfilment at work."

To find out more about JLL’s Future of Work research programme and Workplace Powered by Human Experience report, click here. To explore the Human Experience Model (HX), click here.

JLL has been a supporter of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project and were closely involved in the development of WorldGBC’s 2016 case study report: Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices.