Technology now allows us to work anywhere and at any time. In an economy of knowledge workers where creation of value is no longer fixed to a physical space, we are witnessing an extreme diversification of working styles and patterns. To reinstate the workplace as a destination, employers and developers are experimenting with alternative modes of working. Moreover, offices are being embedded as the beating heart of mixed-use developments blending public space with retail and lifestyle offerings. Now is a critical moment to recalibrate our understanding of the workplace.
The overwhelming takeaway was the need for a radical change in philosophy: to think more like a hotelier than a real estate company.”