The lines are becoming more and more blurred as to what constitutes the modern workplace. With companies becoming increasingly conscious of how they are allocating their expensive real estate space, traditional, individual offices long ago gave way to more open, shared areas encouraging collaboration, a free flow of ideas and information sharing to foster innovation. Throw in technology advancements, distributed workforces, and an overhaul in the way people think about work, and you find a fundamental shift in the way businesses must operate in order to be successful.
The idea of formal, scheduled meeting with everyone in the same conference room is outdated and somewhat obsolete. Today’s meetings are more ad-hoc, less structured, shorter in duration and typically include remote workers. How can organizations achieve the right balance to support these distributed workforces yet make sure all employees feel connected to the company, co-workers and their work in order for the company to succeed in today’s competitive environment?
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