Unless you’ve been outside of the office setting for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that open office floor plans have become all the rage. Designed to make communication easier between teammates throughout the office, these designs either minimize or remove cubicles completely so that everyone is working together in the open.
It’s not everyday that we can break away from the technology to pick up a good book. And, let’s be honest —when you are ready to read a book, you’re likely going to pick up your Kindle (do people still use those?) or tablet. But, these are a few of the books on my current reading list.
The modern workspace has changed a lot over the past few years. Offices layouts have changed, timetables have become more flexible, and technology has become so well integrated into business that it feels impossible to imagine the time before the cloud existed.
You can’t be a CRE blogger and not talk about Amazon. They have single-handedly impacted not only the way the entire retail space operates, but the physical structures of commercial real estate, as well.
These days, all you hear about is how millennials are settling into urban areas that are central to their work and entertainment options. While this is true, for the most part, the decline in suburban office real estate is mostly fear mongering and misguided speculation.
Ever since we became swept up in the smartphone revolution, it’s been hard to pry ourselves away from the internet. Having around-the-clock access to information in the form of a handheld device is, without a doubt, transformative, but it can also be a massive time drain and waste, if not used with discipline.
Technology disruption is a common theme that comes up when we talk about the labor market and the future for businesses across the world. To the average person, words like technology disruption and automation elicit images of factories and warehouses being staffed with robots instead of manpower.
Times are changing. Sure, that’s something that every generation says when they start becoming the old ones, but this time it’s for real. The way technology like the Internet of Things and social media have become part of our everyday lives, things are changing quicker than ever. Just think about how much of a novelty smartphones were at the beginning of the decade, and how they’ve now become an essential part of our everyday lives.