World’s best workplaces
Since 2010, Leesman has been arming the world with the insights necessary to create better workplaces. In 2012, we began identifying an elite group who stood out from the rest: Leesman+.
Just a fraction of the organisations we have measured have been afforded this status; these workplaces have been designed by teams who have truly prioritised the employees and understood their needs with absolute clarity.
What has become increasingly apparent is that the Leesman+ certification is becoming a corporate objective for companies around the globe who value employee-centric designs.
And ensuring that the benefits of these workplaces extend beyond their respective organisations has become one of our central tenets. That is why we have made the aggregated experience data gathered from Leesman+ certified workplaces available to all our clients and to the wider workplace community. This, in turn, offers all a unique window on which services and infrastructures are imperative to an excellent employee experience – informing numerous workplace strategies.
Through our annual research into these top-tier workplaces, we have perennially seen that no single sector, country or building type dominates the list, proving that there is no single underlying factor or workplace strategy that is applicable universally. Instead, high performing workplaces are the result of bespoke solutions that have been designed around employees.
Research into 2019’s Leesman+ workplaces uncovered a number of key findings: we found that the size or shape of a workplace has little bearing on its overall performance and noted that flexible workplace solutions had grown considerably in popularity since 2018.
However, most encouragingly, last year we saw a notable increase in the number of Leesman+ organisations pursuing both sustainability and employee wellbeing certifications.
Out of the 32 Leesman+ workplaces, we found that 10 were LEED certified, five were BREEAM certified, an additional five had Green Star ratings, and one had been audited by GBI (Green Building Index). Four of the workplaces had been certified by WELL and one by Fitwel.
This marked increase in Leesman+ organisations seemingly putting employee wellbeing and sustainability high on their corporate objective lists is a definite step in the right direction. While many organisations need to catch up, these Leesman+ workplaces set a precedent to companies everywhere.
Leesman+ certification table 2019
In 2019, 22 organisations across 32 individual workplaces received Leesman+ certification. No single sector, country or building type dominates the 2019 Leesman+ certification table, proving that there isn’t one single strategy or workplace ingredient guaranteed to deliver high performance. See the table below to find out more about the latest batch of Leesman+ buildings.
|1 BHP||Mining & Metals||Philippines||89.6*|
|2 Honeywell||Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing||China||84.8|
|3 Rapid7||Computer & Network Security||United States||84.0|
|4 Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)||Banking||Australia||81.9|
|5 Edge Technologies||Commercial Real Estate||Netherlands||81.7|
|6 Goldman Sachs||Financial Services||India||81.6|
|7 Rapid7||Computer & Network Security||United States||81.5|
|8 Danske Bank||Banking||Lithuania||79.8|
|9 Perkins+Will||Architecture & Planning||Canada||79.7|
|10 Goldman Sachs||Financial Services||China||79.0|
|11 Hixson||Architecture & Planning||United States||78.4|
|13 Boston Consulting Group (BCG)||Management Consulting||United States||78.2|
|14 Johnson & Johnson||Pharmaceuticals||China||77.0|
|15 BHP||Mining & Metals||Malaysia||76.8|
|16 BNP Paribas Real Estate||Real Estate||United Kingdom||76.3|
|16 Grupo Construcia||Construction||Spain||76.3|
|18 Red Energy||Utilities||Australia||75.6|
|19 Danske Bank||Banking||Lithuania||75.1|
|20 Honeywell||Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing||Malaysia||74.5|
|22 Woodside Energy||Oil & Energy||Australia||73.2|
|24 Johnson & Johnson||Pharmaceuticals||Czech Republic||72.7|
|25 Johnson & Johnson||Pharmaceuticals||Philippines||72.3|
|26 Johnson & Johnson||Pharmaceuticals||South Korea||72.1|
|27 Goldman Sachs||Financial Services||United Kingdom||71.7|
|29 Philip Morris International||Tobacco||South Africa||71.4|
|30 Johnson & Johnson||Pharmaceuticals||Italy||70.7|
|31 Jordbruksverket||Government Administration||Sweden||70.1|
|Average Lmi across all Leesman+
certified workplaces to date
*Highest performing Leesman+ certified workplace to date. Data reported at 31.12.2019.
Leesman+ case studies
Coca Cola | June 2018
Creating the Happiness Factory
In 2014, Coca-Cola European partners embarked on a journey to transform its Swedish headquarters into a workplace that truly reflected the brand’s rich history.