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    Trends affecting the workspace v2 Trends affecting the workspace v2 Presentation Transcript

    • Trends affecting the workplacefrederic de meyerfounderinstitute for future insightsfrederic@i4fi.comwww.i4fi.comwww.fredericdemeyer.com@fdemeyer
    • core business tasks are increasingly ‘virtualized’… R&D R&D What does it mean for the workspace? ICT Manufact ICT uring • The workspace will become a meeting center for interaction with the external world; • Fewer fixed workers but more need of space for casual interaction. Cust. Marketing Service Marketing Sales SalesFrederic De Meyer
    • Corporate organizations need to become agile in order to remain competitive… What does it mean for the workspace? • Modular interiors that can adapt to project teams; • distribution of rooms for collaboration and focus rooms.
    • Big companies are opening their office s to anyone in needof work space, or are co-housing with companies from other industries… soon they’ll be sharing employees as well ! What does it mean for the workspace? • Design inviting common spaces to increase interaction and ‘serendipity’ innovation; • Modular rooms and ad desks that change according to who happens to be there.
    • The mixture of generations on the work floor is not so much pushing people into two distinctive groups, but is rather pushing for a highly personalized working environment. What does it mean for the workspace? • Modular furniture that adapts to persons easily; • Increased diversity and choice of environment.
    • A sustainable work environment will become a key differentiator for most companies… What does it mean for the workspace? • Cradle-to-cradle furniture; • green walls and roofs • sustainable activities (bees)
    • In a nutshell… • workplace becomes a meeting place; • modular surroundings for flexible, project-based teams; • personalization becomes key; • co-working and co-housing amongst different companies, shared spaces and furniture • eventually companies will start sharing employees as well.
    • • keynote speeches • trend readiness assessment• long-term competitive benchmarks www.i4fi.com www.fredericdemeyer.com additional questions: frederic@i4fi.com