The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
Strategic HR Center Newsletter - September 2018
  • Authors:

    Andrew Bell

  • Publication Date:
    September 2018

What does digital transformation mean for workplace design? Our Mary Young tackled the question for Work Design magazine and found the old maxim holds true: “Form follows function.”

Traditional office buildings were designed to serve a world of clear hierarchies, discrete departments, and well-guarded external boundaries. Their form actively functioned to centralize resources and control information flows. By contrast, today’s digital economy calls for removing walls and flattening structures—its mantra is agility, fluidity, connectivity. To realize these values operationally, companies are rebuilding their workplaces from the ground up around teamwork, innovation, customer engagement, and an openness to external talent, partners, networks, and communities.


Members: Sign in to see if this product is complimentary with your membership.
Non-members: Not available
(Click here to learn more about membership