Being prepared for the unknown is crucial in business thinking! The noted French chemist, Louis Pasteur, declared that, “Chance only favors the prepared mind”. Organizational leaders can no longer make decisions regarding their future based on “historical” data. They too, like scientists, must look at the available data (Today’s Trends & Drivers of business) to determine the path that will be necessary for them to reach their business goals.
These Trends & Drivers of today’s business climate are directly tied to the effectiveness of your organization and the resulting benefit to your customers.
The four, most basic, trends regarding work process and organizational space are, most definitely;
The Social Aspects:
People are still the most valuable asset to an organization. The ways in which information is collected and shared are vastly different than they have ever been.
The Technological Aspects:
Perhaps the biggest driver in today’s organization, technology has allowed us to retrieve and share information instantaneously from any location in the world.
The Spatial Aspects:
Physical space must be carefully planned in order to accommodate this new work style and, when planned accordingly, can quite literally, enhance the work process.
The Sustainable Aspects:
Decisions, concerning future workspace, should always include an organizational policy regarding sustainability and our responsibility to our earth.
Certainly, the given, in today’s business acumen is that of CHANGE.
As a result, we must continually peer into the future and direct our course with a pro-active plan that incorporates anticipated change. …like scientists, researching the future to predict a positive and successful outcome.