Don’t fall for 2014’s workplace buzzwords

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to the perfect workplace, so don’t fall for the fads. How often do you hear companies refer to features of their physical offices as their corporate perks? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to “the perfect workplace,” so don’t fall for the fads that’ll be old news before you can say “collaboration.” corporate-buzzwords Today, working in flexible and collaborative office environments, and “being green” are mainstream business practices, yet some companies will stand on their soapboxes and positing these as the latest-and-greatest workplace strategies. Don’t fall for the buzzwords: these practices aren’t all new, and certainly don’t work for every corporate culture. 

Clichés or buzzwords often reflect fads. What one workplace considers an innovative or modern tool today might not be in 2020; plus, it might not make sense for all employees. Take corporate game rooms, complete with billiards and pinball machines. Employees working in offices that thrive on collaboration, energy and creativity would find these beneficial to collaborate and brainstorm, but a law firm might not. Companies shouldn’t look to these as a selling point when redesigning workplaces.

What a company shouldn’t do is fall for the buzzwords we hear as “the solution” to designing the right workplace. The best strategy, JLL experts say, is to design a space based on the needs of the workforce. Click here to read the full story.

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