Herman Miller and Leesman Partner in Research

Two weeks ago, Herman Millerhosted a research event at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The night was part of a tour of events intended to roll out what Herman Miller’s workplace strategy team identifies as the biggest research effort in company history. The goal of the research was to evidentiate Herman Miller’s Living Officeapproach to workplace design, which it introduced to the public in 2013. In developing the research arm of Living Office, Herman Miller has partnered with Leesman, a global business intelligence tools aggregator. Leesman’s global workplace benchmarking tool, called the Leesman Index, is an impressive example of big data actually being gathered and analyzed for use. It is set to become the largest data pool for rating the employee workplace experience. To date, Leesman has interviewed 425,917 employees – in 3,243 workplaces, 463 organizations and 90 countries – about every possible consideration employees come across in the workplace. …