As the digital revolution gains momentum, it’s important to imagine and prepare for what the impacts may be.
The technology enabled mobility of the workforce directly impacts the traditional office model and leads to greater uncertainty of accommodation needs.
While the office of 2050 is still a few decades in the making, one thing is certain: it will be a workspace that is not only equipped with the latest technology but also an amenities package designed from the ground up to complement the tenant's culture, work philosophy and vision.
Businesses are also encouraging staff to socialise in the workplace to break down boundaries and help employees feel more relaxed and valued which, in turn, is believed to improve productivity.
If the goal of a new space if to increase productivity and innovation, one must consider both the individual and the team.
It has been one of the pillars of modern office design and workplace theory: open offices, with fewer walls, doors and spatial boundaries, encourage interaction and collaboration between workers.
With the almost incessant buzz around the term “employee engagement” over the past few years, everyone knows how important it is for employees to feel a deep connection to the work they do.
In another 10 years, the integration of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and human analytics will make your current office look as quaint and unrecognizable to you as the rotary phone that once hung from your kitchen wall.
Unlike previous research, it uses empirical evidence rather self-reported data to show that airy, communal spaces do not a buzzing, collaborative environment make.
More than two-thirds of global employees work remotely every week, and over 50% do so for at least half of the week, heralding a major reassessment of corporate real estate, according to a comprehensive new global study.
The researchers conclude that an open plan office design may not be the means to achieve a more collaborative working environment.
“I think the model most businesses are set up on is an old one. It’s the 9-to-6, these are the rules, don’t bring your personal baggage to work–and we find that doesn’t work for us.”
SIG President Richard Silberstein created a flexible and healthy work environment where employee-input is greatly valued.
As Rex Miller prepared for the release of his latest book, “The Healthy Workplace Nudge”, WDM spoke with him to get the inside scoop on the inspiration and motivation behind the story.
Workers of the world — heads-up. There’s a new generation of employees coming into your workplace, and they’re all about disrupting the way you operate.