Developing, promoting, and implementing a "Workplace Strategy" (WS) brings new challenges as well as new opportunities.
Debra Moritz, International Director, Strategic Consulting, Jones Lang LaSalle and Jennifer Samuells, Jones Lang LaSalle (Nov 06)
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WS is not a new concept, many companies are just beginning to implement
it in a consistent and structured way. It is likely that WS will
continue to gain momentum and play an increasingly central role in any
occupancy plan, especially as companies seek new ways to reduce costs,
and as employees seek employers that offer flexibility and work-life
CRE executives must ask themselves if they are doing
everything possible to prepare themselves and their companies for the
significant changes that are already taking place. By taking ownership
of financial results and addressing the growing need for flexible
workspace, CRE executives can position their organizations for success.
promoting and implementing a WS brings new challenges, it also brings
new opportunities. CRE executives can serve as visionaries for the
workplace. WS positions real estate to not only reduce costs, but also
to equip employees to do their jobs better. WS reinforces the idea that
the CRE contribution is not just about delivering buildings. It is
about supporting new ways of working, directly supporting business
goals, and leading the organization through the inevitable evolution of
Debra Moritz is
a managing director and Jennifer Samuells is a vice president in Jones
Lang LaSalle's Strategic Consulting group. Debra can be reached at
(312) 228-2036. Jennifer can be reached at (312) 228-2039.