There is significant interest surrounding collaboration in the workplace - and for good reason. Strong collaboration allows teams in knowledge-intense businesses to innovate and stay competitive in rapidly changing marketplaces. Collaboration is expected to grow further as we approach 2020, and knowledge workers are increasingly expecting office environments that allow them to do that.
This report was built through a combination of an extensive online survey with more than 1,700 experienced workers and a series of strategic interviews with 26 thought leaders across five business sectors (industrial, technology, finance, oil & gas, and life sciences).
Succeeding with collaboration at a level where it offers competitive advantage requires a broad approach. Although the majority of respondents expect to be using high-performance project spaces in 2020, the design of these environments and the ability to shift effortless between them represent key success factors.
Three key findings: