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CoreNet Global advocates employee wellness, work-life supports as a new business model for companies to adopt
Submitted by: CoreNet Global
Posted: Jan 17, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST
ATLANTA, Jan. 17 /CSRwire/ - Companies should measure “quality of life per square foot,” and give their knowledge workers a stronger voice in influencing major changes, including the way workspaces are designed, according to a new position statement by CoreNet Global advocating the quality of working environments and work experiences as a socially responsible corporate practice.
The group’s 7,500+ members directly influence the design and operation of corporate workplaces worldwide.
With as much as 70 percent of the U.S. workforce either not engaged or actively disengaged on the job, the economic and competitive stakes are getting higher, as is the value of human capital.
CoreNet Global is calling on the corporate community to take action steps that will improve their workplaces:
The advocacy statement also recommends that corporate real estate executives shift away from traditional “two-dimensional metrics” for productivity like cost per square foot or revenue per employee. In some companies, a more pronounced partnership is emerging between the CRE and HR sides of the corporate back office.
CoreNet Global therefore advocates that its members work more closely with their counterparts in HR to develop a more quantitative, empirical way to measure productivity around the concept of “Quality of Life per Square Foot.”
NOTE: The “Quality-of-Life per square foot approach” to real estate is a philosophy developed and espoused by Sodexo, a CoreNet Global Strategic Partner. Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance.
With more than 7,500 members internationally, CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives, service providers, and economic developers. Please visit www.corenetglobal.org for more information.