Glenn Roby -
September 30, 2015
5 Ways to Leverage the Physical Workspace to Address Future Trends
Part One of a Two-Part Blog Series What will your workplace look like in the future? How will your office integrate big data to create happier, more productive employees? Who will be your next generation of leaders and how will their expectations change the landscape of the physical work environment?
These are just a few of the questions we explored recently with a group of forward-thinking business leaders from across the country. During the 2015 Great Place to Work® Conference in Dallas, Kahler Slater, in partnership with Granite Properties, a fellow recognized Best Small Company to Work For held a Think Tank focused on the future of the workplace. We facilitated a lively discussion with 40 guests to explore the topic from many angles.
In preparation for the event, we reviewed a variety of research reports, relevant articles, books and futurists' predictions to identify trends that we believe will influence the way in which people will work. We narrowed the information down into five workplace trends to focus the group discussion. Your company should be paying attention to these trends in order to prepare for the future and leverage the environment to support culture and engagement.
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There are myriad workplace trends and design strategies to consider when embarking on any new office design project or even just a workspace refresh. What we know is that in today's knowledge economy, people are an organization's biggest asset. We expect people to be innovative and push productivity. But they will only do their very best work in an organization with a healthy culture and an environment that is authentic, inspires, promotes well-being, fosters camaraderie and provides choice to employees.
Glenn Roby is a Vice President and leader of Kahler Slater's Business Environments Team with a focus on workplace design strategies that optimize organizational culture, employee productivity and real estate assets. As a key member of the Kahler Slater's workplace environments research team, he has visited and benchmarked many Best Companies across the country. You can connect with him on LinkedIn. Kahler Slater is an interdisciplinary architecture, interior design and environmental branding firm serving visionary clients around the world. The firm has been rated a Best Small Company to Work for in America for eleven straight years.
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