North American workers value their lunch breaks and feel more engaged and productive when they make the time to take a lunch break every day. At a time when companies are trying to find every little way to maximize the efficiency and productivity of their employees, the workplace norm around lunch breaks needs to be shifted from something that you are only able to do when you have the time, to something that you would be remiss to skip.
CBRE, the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firm, is improving how we work, creating more rewarding experiences for employees and more effective workplaces for organizations.
When the lease on Northwestern Mutual’s Los Angeles office expired in early 2017, the firm’s leadership saw an opportunity to transform the way it did business. The existing workplace’s technology was outdated, its health and wellness amenities anemic, and its layout a throwback to the days of cubicles and corner offices. To continue to hire—and retain—the best and the brightest in their industry, the company needed to evolve. So, the financial services company partnered with CBRE.