JLL Investigates Open vs. Closed Office Space (Take the Survey Today!)

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In the past year, there has been an evident shift nationwide in office space trends.

Businesses large and small have moved from private, traditional office spaces (i.e. your average cubicle) to more open, collaborative spaces. Some made the update for employee recruitment and retention, while others firmly believe that the office space is a reflection of business culture.

While the open office does encourage a more engaged community, not all organizations agree that open spaces are the winning method. One BBC reporter even called the controversy, “the great office space debate.”

Over the past two years, this “debate” has captured the attention of national publications. The New Yorker took a negative stance, saying the open office had negative implications on cognitive performance and health; Fast Company didn’t agree, reporting that employees want more “energy and buzz.”

Here at JLL, it got us to thinking: What office space structures are working best for our local clients and businesses?

So, we are investigating. Instead of assuming, we’d like to hear your firsthand opinion on the workplace debate. JLL’s regional office is conducting a survey for local business professionals in OH, PA & MI. 


Calling All Local Business Professionals in Ohio, Michigan & Pennsylvania 

We’re hoping to discover what local professionals prefer when it comes to office space. What’s working and what’s not? How has your space shaped culture and collaboration?

From survey results, JLL would also like to identify a few model office spaces that showcase leading trends, and uncover how that space impacts bottom-line business results.

Two lucky survey recipients —located in OH, PA or MI—will each receive a $100 gift card to Amazon.

Take JLL’s survey today! (It will only take 3 minutes of your time.)

Would you like to share your story with us? Please contact us if you’re willing to be interviewed about your office space.


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.   Open only to legal residents of the States of Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, 21+.  Begins at 9:00AM CDT on September 23, 2014 and ends at 9:00PM CDT on October 10, 2014.  Void where prohibited.  Prize: Two (2) $100 Amazon gift card.  ARV: $100.00.  Subject to Official Rules. Sponsor:  Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., 200 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601.