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7 Hot Tech Trends For Office Transformation

7 Hot Tech Trends For Office Transformation

Technology impacts every aspect of our daily lives, especially when it comes to new construction. Learn more about the top seven tech trends hitting the Future Offices market. We’ll unpack everything from open space floorplans to IoT and discuss why it’s imperative for your office to jump on the tech train. Additional elements include

  • Videoconferencing
  • Nontraditional lighting options
  • Sustainability
  • Furniture as it relates to employee engagement

Read on to learn how offices are transforming based on technology’s latest advancements.

The 5 Pillars of Designing Work Environments that Drive Intergenerational Collaboration

The 5 Pillars of Designing Work Environments that Drive Intergenerational Collaboration

For the first time ever, we have a workforce made up of 4 different generations: Pre-Boomers, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Though what unites these 4 generations is certainly stronger that what separate, still each groups brings a wide range of differing values, expectations and needs to the workplace.  

In this article, we take a look at what leading-edge companies are doing to build offices that successfully satisfy all four generations by:

  • Designing agile and flexible work environments
  • Leveraging ergonomics principles to ensure the physical comfort and well being of each generation
  • Embracing technology drive-design without sacrificing meaningful human connections
  • and more!
Digital Workplace Transformation is a Strategy Not a Product

Digital Workplace Transformation is a Strategy Not a Product

Check out this presentation from our Summer 2018 Future Offices Summit covering:

  • Leveraging the right technology in order to deliver a “tailored” work environment
  • Implementing a digital workplace strategy to promote increased revenue
  • New digital workplace approaches to drive innovation
  • Speeding up business cycles and increasing productivity to drive competitive advantage

Presentation by:

  • Michelle Caldwell, North America Digital Workplace Lead, Avanade
  • Ruven Gotz, Director, Digital Workplace Advisory, Avanade
Aligning Workforce and Real Estate Strategies with Business Objectives

Aligning Workforce and Real Estate Strategies with Business Objectives

Jennifer Keller, Director of Strategy and Planning at Johnson & Johnson talks about key success factors for reducing property costs, improving business performance, and incorporating workplace values.

SAP's Scientific Approach to Workplace Design

SAP's Scientific Approach to Workplace Design

At the Summer 2018 Future Offices summit, we sat down with Al Kinisky, a Global Real Estate Strategist Partner, Cloud Business Group at SAP, to discuss how SAP has embraced data-driven design, is leveraging interior design to maximize employee engagement and ushered in a new era of space utilization optimization.

Agile Working, Flexible Working & Activity Based Working

Agile Working, Flexible Working & Activity Based Working

Check out this full session video from the 2018 Future Offices! 

Panelists include:

  • Philip Connolly, Manager, Design and Construction Operations, Liberty Mutual Insurance 
  • Andres Cueto, Portfolio Director, Corporate Real Estate, BBVA Compass 
  • Amanda Merrow, Workplace Strategy + Design, Manager, Capital One 
  • Sara Baldi, VP Global Workplace, McKesson  
  • Katie Rodrigues, VP, Workplace Strategy, JLL 
  • Meredith Zenkel, VP, Marketing + Communications, Poppin 
In this 45 minute session, our panelists discuss best practices and lessons learned for:
  • Transforming and designing spaces for both individual work and team work
  • Evaluating the relevancy of ABW environments to your company; is this appropriate for your workforce?
Tech Titans vs. Traditional Enterprises: Customizing Workplace Design To Appeal To Your Culture

Tech Titans vs. Traditional Enterprises: Customizing Workplace Design To Appeal To Your Culture

5 office design leaders from technology startups and established companies compare & contrast their approaches to designing workspaces that emphasize core values, increase productivity, and additionally showcase brand image. Hear them discuss challenges, successes, and new initiatives to accommodate recent workplace design trends.

Panelists include:

  • Julija Costantino, Head of Workplace Operations, Pinterest
  • Jena Dropela, Global Head of Workplace and People, Soundcloud 
  • Tom Reardon, Executive Director, BIFMA
  • Bryan Parker, U.S. & International RE Workplace Solutions & Design Senior Manager, PwC
  • Ashley Hyman, Director of Marketing, AgilQuest
Video Length = 41 minutes
The Journey to the Office of the Future

The Journey to the Office of the Future

Find out what trends you need to get ahead of and what technology you should be implementing in your workplace to take you office into the next level and become an office of the future. Embark on the journey with our guide today.

A Look Into the 2030 Office: 11 Technologies & Innovations that will Shape the Future of Office Design

A Look Into the 2030 Office: 11 Technologies & Innovations that will Shape the Future of Office Design

What does the future hold for office design?

Experts predict that by 2030 offices will need to accommodate a new workforce made up of digital nomads who, rather than being tied to a physical workplace, will move freely between remote work stations and numerous physical offices. In addition, new solutions such as IoT, wearables, voice controlled devices, ambient intelligence and more will dramatically change the way we work.

In this overview of the 2030 office, we look at the top 11 solutions, trends and innovations expected to dramatically change office design. Key questions we ask in this report  are:

  1. What does the next generation of workers need and want from their workplaces? 
  2. How will disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence impact the way we work and the spaces we work in?
  3. Where is sustainable design headed and why will it be a priority over the next decade?
  4. What new office architecture & design tools are on the horizon and how will they change your life for the better?
  5. What do you need to do to prepare for the next wave of the digital revolution?
Smart Workplace Design for the World's Largest Workforce: Interview with Walmart's Vice President of Design, Dan Makoski

Smart Workplace Design for the World's Largest Workforce: Interview with Walmart's Vice President of Design, Dan Makoski

Dan Makoski, Walmart's Vice President of Design, shares an overview of Walmart's top workplace design priorities for 2018, workplace design trends and the importance of building flexible and mobile workplaces.

Gensler's Co-CEO on the Future of Office Design: A Conversation with Diane Hoskins

Gensler's Co-CEO on the Future of Office Design: A Conversation with Diane Hoskins

Which Gensler projects are you most proud of and why?

We view every project as an opportunity to make a difference for our clients and our communities, which is an extension of our mission of creating a better world  through the power of design. For a firm that works on projects of all scales, from wine bottle labels to the Shanghai Tower, we see the need to bring innovation to each of our 3,500 clients around the globe. In terms of the projects we’ve recently completed, Cadillac House in New York’s SoHo district is a compelling example of how great design is helping established brands like Cadillac re-think human experience and community engagement. Cadillac House serves as a rotating space for events, concerts and collaborative partnerships, and features a public café, a lounge area, gallery space, a ‘runway’ for cars on display, and an event venue with an outdoor terrace area. It’s a perfect example of the type of places that people are gravitating to today, with our Experience Index showing that people want to be in multi-modal spaces that allow them to do a variety of activities all at once.

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The State of the Office 2018

The State of the Office 2018

In 1999, Office Space was released. It became a cult classic because it is, above all, hilarious.

But it also tapped into the frustrations and anxieties of everyone who’d ever worked in an office. The impersonal cubicle farm. The claustrophobic conference rooms. The indecipherable, dysfunctional technology. The harshly lit break room. The office of Initech, the fictional software company depicted in the film, could’ve been that of any company anywhere.

Nearly two decades later, the workplace has changed for the better. Employees have more freedom, thanks largely to advancements in technology. Employers care nearly as much about employees’ well-being as their productivity. But the state of the workplace is ever-changing, in terms of both technology and design.

In this e-book, we’ll break down the innovations happening in each part of a standard office, reveal the forward-thinking companies doing things right, and share the products and practices your workplace needs to stay current—or ahead of the game.

Planning Your Enterprise Video Strategy: 7 Steps to a Successful Deployment

Planning Your Enterprise Video Strategy: 7 Steps to a Successful Deployment

Video is everywhere, it seems. From our social media feeds to website advertising to office reception areas; when it comes to telling a story or delivering a message it is becoming obvious that video is emerging as the preferred method.

It is easy to see why; improving networks and data capabilities for mobile users, cost reduction for media production, instinctive inclination to focus on moving images and a vastly simpler means by which to tell a story have all made video a viable business medium.

However, ensuring the correct platform is selected and ensuring the right strategy is adopted is critical. When it comes to enterprise video you’re not just looking for a solution to cover you for the next six months or even the next six years, but the next decade and more.

To do that you have to be sure you’ve started with the right platform, ensuring that platform can scale, your provider is on a sound footing and the technology will evolve as your needs change. Our seven step strategy will help you understand the considerations you need to make before you start your journey or look to make the next step.

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Don’t Copy Someone Else’s Office: How Twitter & Cigna Build Workspaces That Drive Corporate Values

Don’t Copy Someone Else’s Office: How Twitter & Cigna Build Workspaces That Drive Corporate Values

To help you get started on your journey towards data driven design, we asked 2 of our advisory board members, - Tracy Hawkins, Global Head of Real Estate & Workplace at Twitter and  Sanjiv Awasthi, VP Global Real Estate at Cigna,  how they use data to ensure your office design projects reinforce their company’s unique culture and objectives. The following is a summary of what we learned.

A Look Into the 2030 Office

A Look Into the 2030 Office

What does the future hold for office design?

Experts predict that by 2030 offices will need to accommodate a new workforce made up of digital nomads who, rather than being tied to a physical workplace, will move freely between remote work stations and numerous physical offices. In addition, new solutions such as IoT, wearables, voice controlled devices, ambient intelligence and more will dramatically change the way we work.

In this overview of the 2030 office, we look at the top 11 solutions, trends and innovations expected to dramatically change office design. Key questions we ask in this report  are:

  1. What does the next generation of workers need and want from their workplaces? 
  2. How will disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence impact the way we work and the spaces we work in?
  3. Where is sustainable design headed and why will it be a priority over the next decade?
  4. What new office architecture & design tools are on the horizon and how will they change your life for the better?
  5. What do you need to do to prepare for the next wave of the digital revolution?
How to Make Healthy Eating Part of Your Corporate Culture

How to Make Healthy Eating Part of Your Corporate Culture

Unhealthy habits are expensive – not only for individuals and society in general, but also for employers. Over the past ten years, chronic disease has increased by 25 percent in working-age adults, and the CDC estimates that productivity losses due to missed work costs employers $225.8 billion, or $1,685 per employee annually. By 2023, the cost of treating chronic disease nationally is expected to reach $4.2 trillion.

Oh My Green was founded on the belief that nutrition should be playing a more central role in corporate wellness. Since Americans who work full-time spend at least a third of their day at their place of employment, what they eat and drink (and how they respond to common workplace stressors) can have a powerful effect on their health and well-being.

In this whitepaper, the wellness experts at Oh My Green shed light on:

  • Why wellness and healthy eating should be a business priority
  • Key components of highly effective wellness programs
  • Best practices for fostering health workplace habits