The trouble with offices is that they have meeting rooms. The trouble with meeting rooms is that people have meetings in them. They drink tea and coffee, they eat cookies and discuss business priorities, workplace resources, strategies and objectives. Some people like it that way and meeting room gatherings are of course great for bonding and human interpersonal connection, but shouldn’t more of that planning function be digitized?
Obviously this year we have all had to spend a whole lot less time in the office and rely on digital platforms to agree on workflow strategies, tactical delivery plans and – crucially – work out whether we have the correct skills base and training programs in place to deliver all the items on the corporate shopping list.