Where is My Office?: Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century (Hardback)
  • Where is My Office?: Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century (Hardback)

Where is My Office?: Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 15/10/2020
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In the modern age of remote working and flexible work hours, why have most office spaces remained relatively unchanged for decades? In Where is My Office?, Chris Kane draws upon his extensive knowledge and experience in commercial property to investigate the new-found significance of innovative corporate real estate thinking in the modern workplace. With the rise of agile working, hot-desking and new technological innovations, the traditional office space no longer serves the needs of the modern workforce. With a foreword from Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times, this fascinating book highlights the bold new solutions to workplace practices which have the potential to invigorate employee productivity while simultaneously trimming excess costs. Chris poses his ground-breaking 'Smart Value' formula which underpinned the success of his redevelopment of the property portfolio of the BBC, and which can be adapted to enact meaningful and lasting organizational change in any business. This formula is supported through in-depth case studies from Chris's prestigious career, while interviews with prolific industry insiders such as Ronen Journo, SVP of WeWork and Mark Dixon, founder of Regus, provide fascinating insights into the ground-breaking strategies that are transforming the commercial property sector. Where is My Office? is a must-read for any business leader looking to revitalise their workplace and develop a greater understanding of the beneficial impacts that innovative workplace strategies can have upon their organization's success.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472978684
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 566 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

Particularly relevant post-Covid, Where is My Office? is a compelling call for change in the property industry. Supported by insights from experience and bursting with practical solutions, Chris Kane shows how property can be about providing great workplaces and enabling better business outcomes for the customer. -- Steven Boyd MBE, CEO, Government Property Agency
Chris Kane's prescient account of the changing workplace couldn't be more timely. As we start framing the required redesign of our post-Covid 19 society we must rethink the shared value creation opportunities presented by our most enduring asset, our real estate portfolios. Where is My Office is insightful, provocative and helpful. -- Sean Meehan, Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing & Change Management and the Dean of the MBA program, IMD Business School
With the recent onset of remote working and prevalence of flexible outsourced workspaces, the traditional 'office' has never been so obsolete. Chris Kane provides fascinating insights into the future of corporate real estate with this timely and engaging book. -- Mark Dixon, CEO & founder, IWG
This book is a rare offering - a perspective on the future of real estate from a seasoned 'client-side' professional. In a sector where most of the narrative emanates from the consultancy and supply side, Chris applies his wealth of knowledge and experience from several decades operating within large organisations to an optimistic and crisply argued case for a better future. -- Neil Usher, author of The Elemental Workplace and Elemental Change
Chris Kane has written an incredibly timely book for leaders thinking through the value and role of the physical and virtual office in a post COVID 19 "new normal" world. The Smart Value Formula presents a play book for executives who have an organizational imperative to optimally engage their employees. -- Will Saunders, Founder & CEO, AllyAlign Health
Chris Kane's radical rethinking of the workspaces that are so central to our corporate lives today is urgent and visionary. He expertly addresses the major challenges commercial real estate faces and offers not only thoughtful, persuasive ideas for engaging and adapting the workforce, but also a comprehensive roadmap for getting it done. -- Fiona Calnan, CEO, Santovia
Where is My Office? does a great job of making the confusing world of commercial real estate understandable and, more importantly, it lays out the key transformations that are happening and should happen. The book provides an approach that can help business executives turn their spaces into strategic investments that help organizations become more agile and dynamic while nurturing stronger connections both within the company and with local communities. -- Corey Thomas, CEO, Rapid7
The idea of 'the office' is at an inflection point today more than ever. While the evolving nature of work, and in turn the role of the office, has been a key topic for industry insiders, it is now something that every business leader is asking themselves. This book touches upon these issues and provides a depth of insight that only someone with Chris's experience and innovative spirit could capture. -- Steven Quick, Chief Executive, Cushman & Wakefield
This timely book from Chris Kane demonstrates much of his deep and insightful expertise. By looking at the dilemmas created by the new ways of working, he offers practical reconciliations - exploring the balance between digital and analogue solutions while also considering the dynamics of individual creativity and teamwork. And there are even answers to the behavioural question of how to create an organizational culture, making this a sustainable process rather than another fashionable quick fix. A must read! -- Fons Trompenaars, organizational theorist, management consultant and author
Chris has a fascinating insight so clearly driven by first-hand experience at the highest level. He has captured the fundamentals of how important the workplace is to businesses and individuals and has done so in a real, personal and engaging way, giving a critical guide to the purpose of the office. -- Charlie Green, Co-CEO, The Office Group
Entrepreneur, intrapreneur or provocateur, Chris Kane has been an agent for change in the workplace. His journey through Walt Disney and the BBC charts a prescient trajectory for our Post-Covid-19 future. -- Jack Pringle, Principal, Regional Director, EMEA

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“A must read for everyone active in the world of business, people, change”

A must read for everyone active in the world of business, people, change

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