Adapt or Die: Five Predictions for the Workplace of the Future

As a commercial real estate veteran, I can assure you that my industry has rarely if ever driven front-page news. 

How quickly things change. In a matter of months, Covid-19 has caused an historic, radical transformation in how we think about the time-honored act of going to work. The CDC recently issued restrictive occupancy guidelines; companies like Twitter and Shopify have suggested their employees may work remotely forever; NYC is re-opening, yet only 10-15{998ff540fe94a59c7c9828c4dd5223100610db67cea90947d11644c77e05f5f4} of office workers have actually returned.

Is the office as we knew it gone forever? Or have recent events simply accelerated inevitable and much-needed change? Staying ahead of the curve has long been an obsession for those of us in the business of building, owning, and managing real estate. Now, my colleagues and I spend every waking moment trying to resolve these questions. 

Let’s begin with the good news: reports of “the death of

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Things to do when the skills of your workforce become outmoded

The revolution in the technology landscape has changed the way employees across every industry work. From conventional working methods to modern work techniques, technology has played a huge role in the transition.  

If we look a decade back from now, without technology, it wouldn’t have been possible to change the nature of work and the dynamics of the workforce.  

Various technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Robotics, Automation, Blockchain, Cloud have already become mainstream technologies. Due to these advanced technologies, tech workers are getting numerous opportunities to excel in their careers.  

Simultaneously, each one of them is concerned that their current skills will become outdated in a few years. And rightfully so, many of the job skills that they have acquired will not be relevant tomorrow. Organizations are trying to leverage the new technological advancement to stay ahead in the competition. Moreover, without the next-gen skills and skilled workforce, Read more

Why You Should Require Employees Take Vacation

When you launch a business, you tend to know everyone in the office. As such, it can give you the feeling that you can trust everyone. But small and mid-size businesses make up 68 percent of employee theft, according to Hiscox, an insurance company. 

What if there was an easy way to reduce your exposure? And what if you already had this system in place, but you just weren’t taking advantage of it?

Yep. Send your employees on vacation. Here’s why.

Send people on a true vacation–no laptops, no phones, no logging on, for two weeks. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has a longstanding recommendation that banks have a two-consecutive-week vacation policy:

“This basic control has proven to be an effective internal safeguard in preventing fraud. In addition, such a policy is viewed as a benefit to the well-being of the employees and can be a valuable

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