As new advances in technology continue to drive changes in today’s workplace, it will be interesting to see how the office looks in 2015. Office furniture designer and manufacturer Teknion thought so as well. They recently released the results of “Workplace of the Future” a survey of approximately 30 U.S. large employers and design firms. The survey findings indicate that, by 2015, workplace utilization is expected to increase from levels between 35% and 50% today to 85%, as the desk-to-employee ratio is addressed and space is reapportioned. Strategies that companies are employing to accomplish increased space utilization include:

▪ 77% – Open, collaborative workspaces with fewer offices

▪ 62% – Densification of workspaces

▪ 54% – Reduce square footage footprint through disposition

▪ 46% – More employees working remotely, from home, satellite or client sites

▪ 31% – Mobile working programs including desk-sharing, hoteling or coworking spaces

So what do you think about the workplace of the future? Any ideas or thoughts on what your office might look like in 2015?

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