search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
COVER STORY


SMARTER WORKING New research from Condeco uncovers the driving trends in the modern workplace.


All over the UK, you will spot new office trends: break out areas, soft furnishings, scandi design kitchens with coffee and lunch-making facilities, even table-tennis tables, reading areas and table football.


It’s been called the Google-isation of the workplace, after the tech sector which led the way.


Now other companies are catching on fast, boosting engagement and motivation by involving employees in creative activities and offering incentives that help them enjoy their jobs and make them feel good about themselves. Workplaces that are open plan and flexible, and have some touches of the home environment, are what managers and employees are looking for.


Research by software company Condeco - The Modern Workplace 2018: People, Places & Technology - reveals that the US and Australia are leading the way in the flexibility trend that workplaces are having to adapt to. Staff are spending more time working from home, on the move or from multiple locations. In two fifths of businesses surveyed for the report, the majority of staff work flexibly at least some of the time. This figure is highest in the US (52%) and Australia (43%).


18 | TOMORROW’S FM http://info.condecosoftware.com/the-modern-workplace-2018-tfm?utm_campaign=Global%20-%202018%20-%20TFM&utm_source=TFM&utm_medium=Feature%20Story


France and the UK trail these pathfinders, with 30% and 37% respectively, saying that some colleagues work flexibly.


Enabling flexible working is an urgent priority for facilities managers now. The COO of one of the UK’s biggest banks said: “The open plan call centre style office with rows and rows of single desks is history; you need to have spaces which offer flexibility with quiet environments and team environments and the opportunity to work from home.”


A French property developer said: “This is part of a move for us to be more agile. This is not just about working from home, it’s about making the office more flexible with access to different types of rooms and spaces, video call and conference technology.”


Condeco’s research finds that the millennial generation, born between 1983 and 2000, have shaped the workplace to meet their needs. They want space that is more open plan, with fewer barriers between desks.


Around 69% of those surveyed said they work in open plan, or mostly open plan, offices. This arrangement was most common in Australia (84%) and least common in Singapore (60%), where working arrangements remain somewhat traditional.


twitter.com/TomorrowsFM


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66