The evolving workplace.
SmithGroup annually brings together a Workplace Advisory Board comprised of corporate real estate executives, workplace strategists and designers to share challenges and success stories affecting today's office environment. During the 2012 Roundtable, panelists focused on technology, globalization and people as major drivers transforming the workplace and real estate industry. The resulting white paper, “Driven by Mobility: The New Workplace Environment" summarizes the participants' thoughts on telework, open work environments and shared workspaces.
Technology continues to evolve at a much more rapid pace than real estate, while offices continue to shrink in size. It's clear that mobility is the major topic for all businesses – corporate and institutional. The question now is how to create workplaces that are line with the 21st Century workforce and the new order of work.