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.