5 YEAR STRATEGY
The majority of workplace designs that are being implemented throughout offices today are based on strategies that are 5 years old. In 2019 the workforce will be very different. It will be more nimble, better connected, highly collaborative, and energised.
Preparing for the next five years is critical as a sizeable shift takes place. Millennials will increase their influence and Baby-Boomers are set to retire. Like a mass swap out. It is unprecedented.
The question is not so much about ‘how to design new workspaces’? Although that’s important; the right question is ‘what will the new workforce need’? The next generation are hungry for meaning, community and authenticity. They will not settle for rigid compliance or a “This is how we’ve always done it!” attitude. They will need a workplace that is designed for a higher purpose.
Workspaces will have more pressure put on them to perform to a new set of expectations. Spaces need to be adaptable and have a stronger environment of value around the business by incorporating culture, work styles, social media, and productivity.
The competitive battleground to attract the best talent and keep them will be which company provides deeper workplace experiences that are authentic.