As the market embraces “hybrid work,” the reality is we are entering a period of consideration around where we will work. Will we embrace remote work to enjoy the comforts and conveniences of home or return to the office to reconnect with co-workers to collaborate and get out of the house? It's a race for software developers and real estate to prove their value as employees (and tenants) make up their minds about what works best. Today’s real estate leaders have to ask themselves, “What will drive employees to the office?” How can the workplace win them over – is it about amenities, connection or just getting out of the house? How do we design experience-rich workplaces to fully support employee needs and capitalize on business goals. How do we support our “hybrid” reality? This program has been submitted for accreditation and is pending approval.
Bonnie Reese, Regional Consulting Practice Area Leader, Gensler, Austin, TX