In a context of societal transformation, changing the ways of working and management, corporate real estate, and more particularly workspaces of all kinds, are becoming a valuable lever for companies. For any market player that advise companies, it is essential to anticipate trends, test new tools, experiment methods and, above all, measure feedbacks.
Concerned about supporting its customers in the long term and guaranteeing them advices and lasting operational recommendations, Colliers International France decided to invest 5 years ago in an R&D department that brings together researchers and experts in ergonomics, psychology and sociology of work.
Beyond our projects for our clients, our work results in the regular publication of articles and studies on 3 main subjects.
In particular, the R&D department has created an Observatory enabling companies to benefit from benchmarks and "feedbacks" based on qualitative and quantitative methodologies (questionnaire surveys, focus groups, in situ observations, interviews, etc.).
In addition, an innovative questionnaire for evaluating work environments, co-developed with Le Lab RH, is currently being tested with volunteer companies. To learn more and test it in your company, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The objective of this workstream is to unravel and anticipate the future of commercial real estate by identifying and analysing the many factors behind the ongoing transformations, whether they are social, societal or environmental like climate change, mobility, AI, jobs and skills, organisational culture, raison d'être...
Our next publications will cover the following topics:
- What possible future(s) for working environments by 2030? (report to be published in November 2019),
- Coworking: what models and uses are to be expected in the coming years? (report to be published in January 2020).
This workstream aims to innovate how we support our clients. We experiment new tools to support change towards new workspaces or the cultural transformation of a company. We are looking for new methods to better integrate quality of life at work and CSR issues into our design practices.
This is how we combine the Design Thinking methodology with the use of 3D tools. We value the contribution of geomatics to analyze territorial dynamics and identify future opportunities. Moreover we are experimenting with innovative framework such as OsmoZ, developed by Certivéa.
Directrice du Pôle Workplace
With 25 years of expertise in supporting companies threw the transformation of their working environments in line with their strategic challenges (human and business), Frédérique currently manages the Workplace consulting, Change management and R&D activities of Colliers International France. Its missions consist in advising companies on all aspects of a work environment project.
Initially trained in change management, marketing and support after her first years of professional life in the communication field, Frédérique then worked on working environments transformation projects in France. Through these experiences, she developed a holistic approach to companies by focusing on their culture, changing working methods challenges, economic context and field of activity, and by designing working environments specific to each of her clients.
We have carried on a survey with a Survey Insitute on flexible environments and its impact on the performance and satisfaction of the employees.