Many of today’s companies are putting in place global guidelines that strive to create consistent work and cultural experiences.
Kay Sargent from HOK offers an excellent round-up of the challenges and opportunities for workplace design across different parts of the world. She stresses the importance of guidelines vs. standards to accommodate differences in culture, organizational structure, demographics, market conditions, legal issues, and technological factors.
"An investigation of the forces reshaping the financial industry and how workplace design can position companies for success."
This report covers the threats and challenges this and many others sectors are facing such as new entrants, rapidly changing technologies, talent wars, and a loss of public trust. From benchmark space metrics to cryptocurrencies, this 36 page report is a must-read.
- For every $4 Scotiabank spends on space, they spend $1 on technology
- “The huge issue is AI and we are all trying to figure out if we will need the growth we are planning for.”
- Space and technology go hand in hand. If you don’t build the technology to support the great spaces there is no point.
- Many Ivy League graduates once drawn to the compensation and prestige of a Wall Street job are instead opting for the tech sector, where they see fewer regulations inhibiting innovation and more opportunities for explosive growth.
If any of this interests you, you really need to read the full report.
HOK's new report, “The New Financial Workplace,” is an investigation of the forces reshaping the financial industry and how workplace design can position these companies for success.
This 35-page paper examines the banking industry, the threats it's facing, and how their workplace strategies are evolving to meet the challenge. It includes:
- Threats and challenges
- Disruptive technologies
- Talent imperatives
- Benchmarking data
- Case studies
- Industry trends
While the paper is industry-specific, other sectors will find the journey enlightening.