Why do we do what we do?
… because people are more important than buildings.
We spend more than 90% of our lives indoors, but we’re so used to it, we can miss or forget the impact good, and bad buildings, can have on our quality of life.
We’ve all felt that certain lift when we go into a well-designed and comfortably maintained space. We’ve also felt how stuffy, hot or uncomfortable spaces can distract and sap our focus, energy and motivation.
Research by Harvard University, and others, consistently shows that people performance, productivity and wellbeing is significantly impacted by the quality of our indoor spaces.
At LCMB we help our clients deliver and operate buildings and workplaces that help their people and organisations thrive. Watch our video.
Five steps to productivity heaven
Our three year research programme provides clear measurable evidence that if you don’t get temperature, light, CO2 and humidity levels (among other factors) right, your staff productivity is dramatically compromised. Our research shows that offices rarely have the optimal levels.
We’re serialising our step by step process for companies to measure and improve the working environment, to improve productivity and wellbeing.
To get all the steps immediately, download the full guide for free here, otherwise, follow the links below for each step..
1. Engage stakeholders
2. Collect data
3. Analyse and Plan
4. Run projects
5. Monitor, evaluate and improve
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Step 5: Monitor, evaluate and improve
At the heart of our productive workplace approach is ongoing performance improvement to validate, measure and continually review performance. This ensures the building always operates to its full potential.
If you make sure that you trial all projects before scaling, and measure and verify all outcomes., you have the ingredients for ongoing performance improvement during project delivery and post project completion.
Your process to measure and verify will enable you to:
1: Validate project return on investment
2: Deliver and commission new projects correctly
3: Provide supporting evidence for future interventions
Download the complete guide here
In the news
What can estates learn from music industry’s recovery?
The music industry is healthier than ever
Goldman Sach’s fascinating report shows the music industry is healthier that it’s been in years and streaming services like Spotify are set to propel global music revenue to record highs.
Millennials spend more money on music than other age groups, and prefer subscriptions over ownership. Most millennials aren’t interested in owning music in the same way their predecessors coveted LPs, cassettes and CDs.
In fact millenials own fewer fundamental things – property, or cars for instance. The subscription economy makes it easy to rent, share or subscribe to what you need, often at better quality than you can afford to own.
What estates can learn from millennials and the music industry
We can see the subscription economy and experience applying to workspaces. Flexible workspaces such as We Work and Work Life have carved out a new market, creating a “better Regus” by tapping into people’s new way or working, and appealing to those that opted out of the traditional career model.
These workspaces win business by making their spaces attractive, productive, and healthy – better than working at home, on client site or even in the office. The best “pay as you go” office companies use innovation to create productive workspaces that are way ahead of most company owned workspaces, offering a better all-round user experience.
We advise estates managers to watch these trends closely, so you can work to future proof your workplaces and buildings.
Six months In: The Start of My Journey with LCMB
My career seemed straight forward: obtain a bachelor’s degree in theatre studies > get a job in a Theatre as a House Manager > very predictable next steps.
It turned out what I enjoyed most wasn’t the theatre, but the building. A theatre is an exciting building to manage – often underfunded, occupying some quirky repurposed building.. a church, barn or warehouse. Maintaining a poorly funded and retrofitted theatre in an older building means some core elements are overlooked, and customers suffer.
Joining LCMB, I didn’t entirely know what to expect. In the wrong hands, it could have been a mistake.. read on
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