Future of work

The Future of Work is our outlook on the changing world of work and its impact on the next generation of real estate. It’s a developing point of view that explains real estate’s potential as a competitive differentiator, and a powerful lever to unlock the value in the new era.

We’ve identified five key dimensions that leading companies focus on when navigating the future of work. Explore our perspectives on your areas of interest:

A roadmap to navigate the Future of Work

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.

Human experience

The impact of the workplace on employee attraction, fulfillment, and engagement has elevated the role of real estate in reaching strategic business goals. Human experience is a key differentiator for how people engage with an organization—both strategically and operationally.

Your workplace,
powered by human experience

A place of work is more than a property. It’s a living environment that helps individuals and businesses craft and experience a rewarding fusion of life and work. Our research proves it.

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Digital drive

Technology is delivering innovations that will fundamentally transform the lives of consumers and operations of businesses. Advanced technologies like artificial intelligence will enable companies to reinvent their business models and unlock new sources of growth. To successfully navigate these changes, organizations must explore and adopt digitization that will enhance people and enterprise performance.

4 things to know about your future workplace

Rapid technology adoption means companies have to be light on their feet. How can you create an agile workplace, and quickly shift your business model and workforce?

Continuous innovation

Continuous innovation requires advanced thinking and execution across the value chain to maintain a competitive edge and embrace disruption. Organizations implementing continuous innovation recognize that cross-collaboration with partners drives innovative thinking and advanced technologies increase experimentation.

Developers transforming office buildings with coworking

Employment expectations from millennial team members, increasing job automation and other developments are all changing business operations and workspace requirements.

Operational excellence

Achieving operational excellence is a must for real estate teams. Critical to success is being nimble in a rapidly evolving environment and developing the ability to embrace technological advancements such as automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Change is hard – but it doesn’t have to be

Change means uncertainty, lack of control and –let’s face it –it can be time-consuming and hard. Here's how you make your workplace transformation project succeed.

Financial performance

Financial performance in real estate is often measured in basic terms, like getting the best deal on a lease, minimizing costs, or maximizing occupancy. However, aligning investments and metrics to ambitions is imperative. A successful strategy will leverage real estate not only as a cost lever, but also as a growth lever.

The real cost to build out your space

Decisions around office layouts and stylistic elements can have a major impact on your build-out budget. Our 2018 Office Fit Out report compares the cost to build out traditional, moderate and progressive office styles across 59 markets.

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future of work

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