The office is changing.
Previously, the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century gave rise to mass migrations of workers from rural settings to urban locales. Fast forward 250 years, and 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. That number is expected to increase to 60% by 2030, according to the United Nations.
Today, however, work is no longer done solely in cubicles, in distracting open floor plans, or at centralized corporate headquarters in a predictable coastal city. Indeed, work is increasingly taking place at home offices, in interior industry hubs and at coworking spaces that provide not only interdisciplinary shoulder rubbing, but also inter-company collaboration.