RE: VISITED – The Great Office Occupier/Developer Debate follow-on series brings together some of the key themes from our 2021 debates, alongside reflections of the past year and how the real estate industry is evolving to meet the new challenges around the issues of sustainability, lease flexibility and wellbeing. 

Part four of our six-part series discusses the technology integration challenge for landlords and occupiers. There is no doubt that technology has been the fastest evolving element we have seen in offices. Remote working forced a switch to the use of virtual technologies for staff and organisations alike. IT departments had to respond to the challenge in order to keep business running and to bridge the gap between commercial and domestic data networks. Our reliance on technology has never been so critical. It is conceivable that we have seen ten years of accelerated change in an 18 month period.

What lessons has this taught occupiers about their needs on returning to the office? How can technology be deployed to enable companies to be agile and optimise workplace efficiency? 

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