Facilities managers: Don’t get caught out by the future of work :: @EntryLevelRebel (GigaOm)

Jim Ware is the founder of The Future of Work and has some advice for facilities managers: “Work is no longer a place you go; it’s what you do!”

The bottom line, according to Ware, is that facilities managers shouldn’t just worry about keeping the lights on and the real estate bill down, but should be proactively planning for the future of work. “Enlist your peers in HR, IT, and Finance, and together build the stories of how you believe your employees could be working in three to five years. Then, develop plans for a workplace laboratory where you (and those employees) can experiment with new layouts, new technologies, and new ways of working,” he concludes.