The social workplace: understanding a spectrum of need and provision

In these two videos, part of an eight-video series produced by Microsoft and PopTech on the changing world of work, international workplace experts examine the underlying reasons why places and spaces remain so important in the 21st century.

This video, entitled The Social Workplace, asks some important questions. Do we really need an office any more? How can we unlock the tacit knowledge of employees? And how can we make the workplace more like a city, with serendipitous encounters?


In the video, A Spectrum of Spaces, the work environment is described in terms of the needs to provide spaces for deeper-level collaboration, concentration and contemplation, with technologies in hand to augment interaction.