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October 2013

ISS and CIFS release white book today on the workplace of the future

The white book, ‘New Ways of Working - the workplace of the future‘

“The accelerating pace of change is driving a wedge between managements’ vision of the workplace and the reality experienced by workers. Most workplaces are not designed to efficiently or effectively evolve as the dynamics of business change. Facility management professionals will have a key role to play in ensuring that workplaces are continuously aligned with core organizations’ changing needs”

- Jeffrey Scott Saunders, Futurist, Senior Executive Advisor, Head of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.

ISS 2020 Vision ‘New Ways of Working - the workplace of the future’ analyses the boundaries that define traditional and future workplaces and organizations. Increasingly, employees work from the office, home and third workplaces; they work in private offices and open offices as well as from hot desks and touchdown points. Meanwhile, mobile devices are overtaking the laptop and the PC as our primary interfaces to the digital world.

The white book, ‘New Ways of Working - the workplace of the future‘ is based on in-depth research and a global survey among more than 600 Facility Management experts. The release coincides with the opening of the IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, USA today.

Read the report here

Link to press release

The invisible bicycle helmet

The invisible bicycle helmet - SCENARIO 05:2013

SCENARIO Magazine 05:2013 out now

A TV program, a good idea, and lots of willpower were the ingredients that kick-started two women’s vision about creating a bicycle helmet that people would actually want to wear.

They came up with a radically different idea that met a lot of resistance on the way and in the end took seven years to realise. Today, it is considered a revolution in the category.

Read an appetiser from the article here

Strategy for the future

New course in scenario planning

The autumn course calendar is in place and we are offering a wide range of courses on scenario planning, strategy, innovation and creativity.

The latest addition is the course Scenario planning for directors and senior management, which focuses on how the requirements for strategic vision changes in line with the outside world development and a changing market. The course is offered in both Copenhagen and Oslo (in collaboration with Virke) and is designed for directors, senior management and others working with strategic planning and scenarios.The course leader is the Institute's CEO Claus Kjeldsen.

See more about this course here or contact us for more information

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