There can be many challenges when working across the globe—language barriers, time zone differences, currency types and differences in working hours or holidays—but it’s worth it to expand horizons and collaborate with different people around the world. If you find yourself moving into a global business atmosphere, here are some tips we’ve learned along the way.
In addition to how a new building fits your company's needs, there are critical environmental factors to review pertinent to the land or building you may be considering. We’ve broken down the initial process associated with due diligence when assessing a property’s environmental condition as a general guide when making your next big commercial property decision.
Choosing a new workplace is an important decision and one that will greatly affect your current and future employees. After all, the average American is estimated to spend 90,000 hours at work over the course of their life and more than 100 hours yearly commuting there. Because of this, employers must make sure the design, location and amenities of a new office align well with the company brand and strategic future vision.
Today’s workplace is changing to meet the needs of today’s workforce. No longer is there a one-size-fits-all mentality to the workplace. The traditional nine-to-five, cubicles-under-fluorescent-lights culture has become a thing of the past. Employees are seeking out a personal work experience that meets their individual needs in terms of health, wellness and productivity. A 2017 study by Sodexo found that 67% of knowledge workers left their previous workplace because it was not optimized for them.
A tenant’s search for the ideal space can be vastly overwhelming. Never mind the fact that there are countless buildings to choose from and what feels like an infinite number of terms for each potential lease, add to that the necessity of evaluating the company’s needs - both current and future - in order to determine the ideal space and one can imagine the stress one might experience throughout this daunting journey.
What is Excellence?
Wikipedia defines excellence as “a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.” When individuals or businesses operate from a place of excellence, you can’t help but notice them because they stand head and shoulders above the crowd. While people possess many inherent qualities, excellence is something deliberately cultivated one day at a time through hard, wise, smart work. It is a journey as opposed to a destination and requires both an attitude of humility and a mentality of growth.
A company’s core values define who they are; express the foundation of its essence. KimbleCo is implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System, (“EOS”). EOS says, “core values define your culture and who you truly are as people.” As a full service commercial real estate firm KimbleCo facilitates every interaction and transaction from a place that aligns with each one of our core values: Integrity, Excellence, Transparency & Communication and Giving Back. Today we are focusing on Giving Back and why it is important to us. An interesting quote to consider from our industry...
“Essentially being for-profit creates opportunity for doing greater good. And financial success as a for-profit with a social conscious carries greater credibility with your peers, potentially influencing actions of other businesses.” Brian Walker, Herman Miller