The Power of In-Person
I have written a lot on this blog about teleworking and its impact on the future demand for office space? While I don’t question the growing adoption of telecommuting and a more distributed workforce, I am firmly in the camp that believes office space isn’t going away anytime soon and the slow death of office space is exaggerated.
I do see the workplace of the future as increasingly blended with more options but employees still prefer the traditional over the virtual office.
The Economist Intelligence Unit asked 862 business leaders in its survey, sponsored by Cisco about the importance of in-person communication. The data reveal a desire to increase in-person collaboration to improve business outcomes with colleagues. The sentiment among leading executives is that face-to-face interaction is critical in solving complex business challenges.
Yes we are going to increasingly work outside the office but CEO’s won’t be soon sending everyone to the house.