Cushman Wakefield has distributed the Workplace Transformation Survey: A Global View of Workplace Change:
There is no doubt the corporate workplace is transforming rapidly. While companies are moving forward with workplace change programs at different speeds and pursuing a number of strategies, most all are focused on maximizing the productivity and efficiency of their work environment.
To better understand the drivers and challenges of workplace change, CIS recently completed a global survey on today’s changing work environment. In partnership with CoreNet Global, the world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers, over 500 CRE professionals across North America, EMEA, and APAC responded to a series of questions about their organization’s workplace transformation programs. The following report discusses the survey results and provides a global view of the trends driving workplace change.
* More occupiers globally are implementing workplace transformation programs
* On average, occupiers cited human resource factors, such as recruiting, workforce productivity and improved work/life balance over cost factors, such as reduced facility costs and lower churn as drivers of workplace change
* Hoteling (i.e., unassigned seating) strategies are being more rapidly employed in EMEA and
APAC than North America
* Reluctance of company management ranks as the biggest barrier to workplace transformation
* Most workplace change strategies are effective in helping organizations reach their goals