Has the workplace changed forever?

自Covid-19强迫企业关闭他们的门以来,这一问题冒着多数次,从门口向家庭办公室发送了数百万个,其中Zoom和Teams现在拨打了现在连接工人。这是我们在最新发作中探索的问题2025: Tomorrow, Today那a new podcast created by GeekWire Studios in partnership with Northern Trust.

我们开始与REI的工作集,这是去年夏天的古老83岁的户外零售商将其全新的Bellevue总部设施销往3.67亿美元的Facebookbefore ever moving in. REI will move to a less centralized headquarters approach that spans multiple locations across the Seattle region.

我们还与西雅图房地产开发商乔丹·塞格格聊天,为什么她认为将来的建筑物将镜像自然环境,我们赶上企业家Jim Brisimitzis5G开放式创新实验室和Dan Giuliani伏特田径运动员描述了他们如何为未来调整他们的团队和工作生活。

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Ben SteeleRei的执行副总裁兼首席客户官表示,零售商的劳动力需求甚至在Covid-19击中之前即使已经开始改变。

Ben Steele (REI Photo)

由于移动技术扎根,合作社意识到单一总部地点不再履行员工的工作生活。人们需要合作空间,也需要一个他们可以专注于自己的地方。

“校园给了我一个,但不是另一个。咖啡店给了我一个,但不是另一个。我的地下室给了我一个,但不是另一个,“他说。“如果您真正地映射了作业类型,工作流和您正在寻找的输出类型,则灵活性变得与协作等类似的一样重要。”

Flexibility was also on the mind of Selig, whose family has developed dozens of commercial real estate projects in the Seattle area since the late 1950s.

Jordan Selig (Martin Selig Real Estate Photo)

“Everybody wants flexibility. Does everybody want to work from home all the time? Absolutely not. That’s, in fact, inflexibility,” she said. “And, arguably, if we had wanted to as a society we could have all started working from home 10 or 15 years ago,”

Once the pandemic subsides, Selig sees a strong movement to return to the office. And she said those offices are increasingly being designed to better reflect the natural environment, making them more attractive and hospitable to workers.

但大流行是改变人们的工作方式,and some companies have already transformed.

伏特首席执行官Dan Giuliani(Volt Photo)

其中一个是Volt Athletics,西雅图健身训练初创公司由企业家Dan Giuliani领导。该公司去年抛弃了办公空间,implemented a new 4-day work week在which employees do not have to work on Friday.

朱利安尼发现他和他的员工在星期五只是烧毁,而他们在落到4天工作周后看到的生产率收益一直是真实的。

“当我们都分开时,我认为让每个人都在一个非常严格的日常同步体验,让每个人都越来越少,”他说。“更多的灵活性让人们以更好的方式工作。”

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