Formal and informal collaboration spaces are dominating new office environments. Technology is a vital component in these new work settings. Creating spaces for employees to effectively meet, share information and innovate is an imperative for company productivity, yet many IT and facilities organisations struggle designing, deploying and managing these critical assets.
In this session, we will examine the trends that are driving the explosive growth of collaborative workspaces and share a practical approach for building a winning business case for technology. We will also show how space design, furnishings and technology come together to create more innovative and engaging places for people to work, and discuss the role standardisation plays in eliminating complexity, reducing costs, improving productivity and driving adoption.
Finally, we will outline how Cisco integrated space design, furnishings and technology to create more effective collaborative spaces within its own organisation, and the role that facilities, IT and HR played in that transformation. Between 2012 and 2017, Cisco increased its global workforce by 7%, while at the same time closing 241 buildings and decreasing its real estate portfolio by 26%.