Increasingly, global competition, the war for talents, the introduction of new technologies, and the greater focus on sustainability are changing how companies plan for and develop their workplace strategies and the services required to support them.
CIFS in collaboration with ISS World Services has produced a new white book on the workplace of the future. The study identified 8 strategic challenges that organizations must address to remain successful in the future and models for developing a workplace strategy that matches an organization’s strategic needs, brand, culture, and existing workplace.
The white book, ‘New Ways of Working - the workplace of the future‘ is based on in-depth research and a global survey among more than 600 Facility Management experts. The release coincides with the opening of the IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, USA, 2 October 2013.
ISS 2020 Vision ‘New Ways of Working - the workplace of the future’ analyses the boundaries that define traditional and future workplaces and organizations. Increasingly, employees work from the office, home and third workplaces; they work in private offices and open offices as well as from hot desks and touchdown points. Meanwhile, mobile devices are overtaking the laptop and the PC as our primary interfaces to the digital world...
In this report, the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies focuses on seven trends that are emerging or ‘under development’ – and points to changes in how we live, make decisions, consume, work, and produce. You can choose to ignore them, or you can use them as a backdrop for your strategy work. The first choice is the easiest; the second is the most sensible.
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In the developed world, we live with something like an abundance of technology, and we often don’t notice the progress it brings.
The reason is primarily that technological advances to most people are seen as refinements of something that already exists and that we generally are at a high level, with constant research and development, both commercially and at the universities. One model replaces another in a steady flow, and all the time more or better functions are added to our phones, computers, cars, hospital equipment, or companies’ production facilities. However, once in a while we see a leap in progress that makes us remember the time before and after a technological breakthrough.