Why practical office design is outpacing beer-on-tap

February 12, 2019 Sanjana Saluja

Gimmicks are out and practical office amenities that meet the needs of employees are in. JLL Real Views finds out what it means for high-end workplaces.

Office gimmicks designed to boost productivity and attract talent are falling out of favour as companies prioritise practical amenities that meet modern employee needs.

In place of perks such as games rooms and beer-on-tap, services including gym, cafeterias, dry cleaners, health centres and multifaith rooms are among the top facilities being installed in premium office space.

“Spaces that provide a great experience, prioritise technology, promote wellbeing and diversity and create a connection with the external community are rising up the agenda as companies recognise the role real estate plays in attracting and retaining the right talent,” says Lee Daniels, Head of Workplace, JLL UK.

“Companies are doing this because it’s what their people want rather than following trends,” he says.

Click here to explore how the right workplace amenities can help to attract and retain staff.

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