CoreNet Global Summit, Boston 2018
Boston | Oct 14 - 17, 2018 | John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Conv. Ctr
Don't miss the largest gathering of corporate real estate professionals.

Are Communal Workspaces Really Working?

October 16, 2018 | 11:45 - 12:30

Are Communal Workspaces Really Working?

We hear a lot about open office and co-working trends in the media today. While some articles praise open offices as the way of the future, others critically examine their faults. Despite these mixed reviews about open office layout, one thing is clear - the old cubicle model is no longer viable if you want to attract and retain talent. With the responsibility for strategic design of office spaces, CRE professionals are on the front lines building the workspaces of today and tomorrow, spaces that should stay current with the latest technology while meeting the specific needs of employees. This session will look at a case study of a new smart office concept at Siemens that fosters a company culture of collaboration and trust through space utilization and intelligent building management. The open concept includes multiple private meeting points for team meetings, flexible working options and state-of-the-art technology to make office spaces more eco-friendly and profitable. Discussion will include best practices, challenges and solutions applicable to a wide range of CRE professionals and workspace scenarios, to make communal workspaces work. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insight to determine whether communal workspaces will work for your company and actionable strategies to begin implementing these practices.
  • Increase your ability to effectively gather employee feedback to update your office layout (i.e. what kinds of questions to ask and how to respond to discomfort and criticism).