6 Iconoclasts on the Future of Space and its Impact on People
Construction, design, and real estate leaders are accustomed to navigating the unknown. But today, there is a new kind of uncertainty few leaders have ever faced. In this series, we profile six big thinkers to better understand how designing and building space will change in the years ahead, and what that change means for people.
Kristi Woolsey Associate Director + Lead, Smart Environments Group, BCG
Amy Marks Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism, Autodesk
To Enable Certainty, Embrace Adaptability
Relevant and useful space should be fluid, simple to adapt, cause minimal disruption to your people and business and change with circumstances.
Sounds simple but breaking away from conventional decision making and approaches to construction requires a brave commitment to working together within our industry, instead of remaining fiercely isolated and protecting our ideas.
The future as we see it, is about collective intelligence and collaborative momentum. The force of many driving the same vision. A community of committed rule breakers, ready to question the status quo and share insight with each other that benefits all of us.
That’s why we asked our network of big thinkers what they believe about the future of space and its impact on people. They talked to us about how the construction industry would be more efficient and sustainable if it embraced productization through prefab and modular design. They said adding technology to flexible, adaptable spaces can unlock creativity and productivity for employees. And, that the workplace is the foundation of a company’s culture and a valuable tool in attracting and retaining the right talent.
The needs and expectations of people and organizations will continue to dramatically change, placing new demands on spaces that render old models of design and building obsolete. By adopting new approaches to collaboration, construction and design, together, we can create spaces that can accommodate the future instead of trying to predict it.
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