Japan - Human Experience by JLL

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  • Japan is one of the front runners in Asia in terms of its adoption of open plan arrangements – 60% of Japanese employees work in an open plan arrangement, against just 40% worldwide
  • Japanese offices are the densest in the world – Japanese workers typically share their open plan work areas with 68 people, a figure that is almost 1.5 times higher than the global average
  • Japanese companies face low levels of employee engagement – one-fifth of employees do not feel engaged at all at work, the highest level in the world.

A place of work is far more than a property. It is a living environment that helps individuals and businesses craft and experience a better fusion of life and work.

Japan is home to some of the most space-efficient offices in the world, however this efficiency comes at a price where dense and vast open plan workspaces appear to adversely affect employee experience.

Dr Marie Puybaraud
Global Head of Research,
JLL Corporate Solutions
Susan Sutherland
Head of Research Asia Pacific, JLL Corporate Solutions
Jordi Martin
APAC CEO, JLL Corporate Solutions
Toshiro Sato
Executive Officer,
Head of Japan Corporate Development, JLL Japan
Yuji Mizoue
Associate Director,
Project & Development Services, JLL Japan