"In the United States, the labor force is expected to grow only 0.7 percent between 2010 and 2020. Skills predicted to be in demand include management, legal, sales/marketing, operations and technical computer proficiency."
"Employee engagement matters. The workplace can engage employees by acting as a communication tool that aids in celebrating individual or team contributions, broadcasting organizational goals or objectives, and providing spaces for effective collaboration."
"More people are working remotely and not at their desks. At any given time, about one-third of all knowledge workers in private and public sectors are working remotely. Only 30 to 40 percent of employees with assigned spaces are actually using them."
"Flexible work boosts engagement and satisfaction. Flexible work – allowing employees to work when, how and where they choose – generally receives a positive response."
"Activity-based work settings are on the rise. Because the nature of today’s work is so complex and unpredictable, a single, all-purpose workstation doesn’t cut it for most knowledge workers."
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