Open-plan, collaborative workspaces may have largely replaced the cubicles and private offices familiar to previous generations of employees but workplace loneliness is on the rise.
The corporate appetite for flexible space continues to grow as around two-thirds of occupiers rank employee engagement (68 percent) and talent attraction and development (65 percent) as two of the three most important drivers of corporate real estate (CRE) strategy.
CBRE Global Investors is preparing to roll out A&B, a concept that combines coworking space with other amenities and technologies. The concept will be in 20 office buildings in major U.S. markets by the end of the year.
As old workplace norms give way to modern ways of working and start-ups build thriving local communities, big cities in Central and Eastern Europe are joining the global shift towards flexible office space.
CBRE has thrown its hat into the coworking ring with Hana, a wholly owned subsidiary designed to bring turnkey temp space to a corporate occupancy looking to increase its space flexibility.
For growing numbers of employees across Europe’s big cities, heading into the office no longer entails sitting at the same desk, next to the same colleagues each day.
Demand for flexible workspace is set to accelerate, with over two thirds of global corporates planning to increase their use of flexible coworking and collaborative space over the next three years.
As today’s companies aim to become more agile and their workforce becomes more mobile, their space requirements are changing fast.
Jamie Hodari, CEO of workplace provider Industrious, describes the latest office strategy: Workplace as a Service (Waas).