Imagine you're at the office and it's 5:30 pm. Your car's been cleaned, your clothes pressed, and you even squeezed in a haircut during lunch. You didn't have to eat into your weekend to cross things off your personal to-do list.
And now you're ready to head over to the ping pong tournament organized in your building.
What if this didn't have to be a figment of your imagination but a reality?
The fact is, more and more employees are experiencing these kinds of days as a part of their workplace. Because, in the last few years especially, commercial real estate has experienced a shift to make this all possible.
The tenant-centric approach
Renting buildings and offices used to be all about pleasing the C-suite. If the bosses liked the building enough and claimed their corner office, then the deal was pretty much done. This isn't the case anymore.
As Millenials and Gen X enter the job market, workspace rentals have shifted. The happiness of employees and working environment are now taken into account more seriously. The end-user is now at the center of the attention of real estate owners and investors.
The reason is simple: these new generations have high expectations when it comes to their workplace. In fact, according to a study by National Business Furniture, workspace design impacts far more than just "where you sit."
There are a number of factors to consider:
- motivation levels
- quality of work-life, and
- general well-being.
To attract and keep their workforce, companies are increasingly looking for office buildings that help them meet these expectations.