SmithGroup design experts and workplace strategists came together with leaders from across industries for a two-day workshop. Sessions were devoted to discussing operational and workforce challenges impacting businesses today; delving into trends impacting corporate real estate and development; exploring how physical environments can help or harm occupants’ health and wellbeing; and collaborating on how physical environments can be designed to advance a new era of work.
Enthusiasm around these topics was electric and sparked compelling dialogue and exploration of many transformative “what if” scenarios. Each scenario addressed key factors that workshop participants felt must be considered when setting out to create a high performing workplace. The following offers a glimpse into the group’s exploration of these topics.