The most important part of celebrating your new space is not to celebrate the space at all, but your people. The employees may forget the industrial light fixtures or the new-yet-worn leather that took you six swatches to land on, but they'll remember how you made them feel: valued. JLL's Lillian Veley explores how to celebrate your new space on Office Renew:
Last week, JLL debuted two totally redesigned floors in its Chicago headquarters, welcoming 400 employees to their new workstations. We celebrated the occasion with the grand opening of a new two-story lounge accessible from both floors. Designed exclusively for employee use, the lounge—named the Club—features unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, casual soft seating and (most importantly) a gourmet coffee and snack bar with a staff of dedicated baristas.
Visually, the Club needs no introduction. It's a sophisticated, yet cozy gathering spot we knew our people would enjoy. Also, gourmet coffee. But informing our people about its debut was only half the goal. More importantly, we wanted to get them excited about our new space.
Here are the lessons learned on including employees in a space reveal and useful tips for getting your own people in the celebratory mindset.