From Sydney to Shanghai, successful workplace change relies on cultural awareness, employee engagement
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From Sydney to Shanghai, successful workplace change relies on cultural awareness, employee engagement PR Newswire SINGAPORE, July 5, 2012 - Jones Lang LaSalle report examines how companies are using CRE to drive the bottom line SINGAPORE, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding cultural differences is the key to successful workplace change

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From Sydney to Shanghai, successful
workplace change relies on cultural
awareness, employee engagement
PR Newswire
SINGAPORE, July 5, 2012
- Jones Lang LaSalle report examines how companies are using CRE to drive the
bottom line
SINGAPORE
,
July 5, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Understanding cultural differences is
the key to successful workplace change programs in
Asia
, according to a new
report from Jones Lang LaSalle.
Alternative workplace strategies (AWS) can improve space usage and support
increased business productivity through supporting the nature of work today
and enabling mobile workers. In a recent Jones Lang LaSalle survey of real
estate professionals in
Asia Pacific
, 30% indicated they have implemented AWS
and it is working well, while 36% said they would like to try it.
Key findings of the report "Driving Effective Workplace Change in Asia":
Economic uncertainty, emerging technologies, talent shortages and the pursuit of
increased business productivity are forcing organizations to consider enabling mobile
workers and more flexible workstyles.
In
Asia
, mind-sets about work style change are evolving due to the accelerating
globalisation of Asian multi-national corporations (MNCs).
The diversity of local cultures in
Asia
requires workplace change programs to be
culturally adapted, not merely transplanted from West to East.
For many Asian corporations, geographic expansion means hiring locals in the
countries they enter and adapting their work policies to suit a more culturally diverse
workforce.
Telecommuting has been successfully implemented by MNCs in
Asia
, especially IT
companies. In post-earthquake
Japan
, companies are embracing programs enabling
employees to work from home to raise productivity, reduce transportation pollution and
support business continuity planning.
India
is a leader of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, where employees use
their own IT equipment at work; resulting in increased mobility, higher job satisfaction
and productivity and efficiency improvements.
Su Lim
, Head of Strategic Workplace Services, Asia Pacific at Jones Lang
LaSalle said: "The time is ripe for workplace change in
Asia
. However, even with
the best intentions, 70% of change initiatives fail and workplace change is no
exception. The keys to success are leadership endorsement and employee
engagement. Understanding how leadership and culture influence the
workplace, and which factors contribute to employee engagement or
resistance, is crucial to success."
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Jones Lang LaSalle
(NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm
specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by
expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning,
occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of
$3.6bn
, Jones
Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations
worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in
property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of
approximately 2.1bn square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management,
the company's investment management business, is one of the world's largest
and most diverse in real estate with
$47.2bn
of assets under management.
www.joneslanglasalle.com/asiapacific
Contact:
Madeleine Little
Phone:
+65-6494-7003
Email:
madeleine.little@ap.jll.com
Reference:
AP073