Flexible Buildings - Five elements to create buildings ready for the new world of work
The coronavirus crisis has prompted a profound long-term rethink of what office buildings are really for, and how they should perform in the future. With more flexible work patterns, flexible teams, and flexible organizations, should we not also demand more flexible buildings? But what do we mean by a flexible building? How can we define its key attributes? What are the key benefits of developing a flexible building and how can real estate professionals go about delivering one? These are the questions that this report sets out to answer. This Schneider Electric report written in partnership with WorkTech™ Academy uses a survey of opinion among Corporate Real Estate (CRE) professionals to define the key priorities around a safe, secure and effective return to the office. It identifies flexibility as an essential characteristic of the hybrid working model that is emerging - and explores how the flexible building can deliver change.