A roadmap to navigate the Future of Work

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We’re standing on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Converging industries and shortening product lifecycles are forcing today’s companies to innovate more aggressively and transform constantly. Driven by rapid technological innovations, our physical and digital worlds are merging. As a result, we’re witnessing seismic shifts in corporate real estate as the way we work is transforming.

In response to the rapidly changing workplace, we have recently unveiled the Future of Work, our fresh outlook on the changing world of work and its impact on the next generation of real estate.  Our new model charts a five-dimensional path to a workplace ready for the future and provides the steps necessary for you and your teams to lead through formidable disruption and changes. Explore these five dimensions in the slideshow below to build both a vision and strategy that will help your organization achieve their ambitions.

  • Human experience

    The tremendous value organizations place on their people is extending into real estate as executives realize it is not enough to give people a job and a place to work—you need to create a space where they want to be. The workplace needs to be more agile to embrace the liquid workforce, one that is highly flexible, mobile, and commands work-life balance. Human experience is a key differentiator for how people engage with an organization—both strategically and operationally. The imperative for a compelling human experience is to prioritize people first through engagement, empowerment and fulfillment at work to create value for users.

“Organizations must examine how work and the workforce are evolving and embrace the change,” says John Forrest, Global and Americas CEO, Corporate Solutions. “Today’s multigenerational workforce prefers alternative work styles and demands new work environments beyond the traditional ones.”  With the world of work changing quickly, organizations must take a visionary approach to compete and thrive.

Human experience, digital drive, continuous innovation, operational excellence and financial performance comprise the five interrelated dimensions in this model. How these dimensions are addressed—and which of these dimensions is given priority—will vary by organization and by industry. Regardless of priority and response, these dimensions are all vital to running a thriving organization.

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