Also, it’s important to keep in mind that we are social species. Communication and relationships are important to most of us. And the social bonds that underpin successful businesses rely on a degree of physical proximity and interaction. Therefore, the physical environment has to work hard as a productivity tool to offer open, collaborative and innovative spaces. The workplace must also work hard to nurture a culture of communication, creativity and fresh thinking. This ultimately begins with the business’ leaders, filtering down and through employees.
The evidence from our panel debate on this topic, which is detailed in this white paper, suggests that the organisations that meet this challenge will be rewarded for their efforts in the form of more motivated, collaborative, innovative and productive teams.