SPUR Forum: The Future of the Workplace

From SPUR:

As companies shift to reduced work weeks and flex-work schedules, they may also reduce their overall real estate holdings. This trend is leading to dramatic changes in both the design and organization of the workplace. What are the implications for the solidarity of the workplace, and on innovation that results from interaction? How will regional planning and commute patterns change? Join us for a discussion with workplace planning and design gurus Gervais Tompkin and Laura Crescimano from Gensler.

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