The Distributed Workplace: Sustainable Work Environments

The Distributed Workplace: Sustainable Work Environments

The Distributed Workplace: Sustainable Work Environments

The Distributed Workplace: Sustainable Work Environments

Synopsis

The Distributed Workplace provides in one volume essential information on sustainable work environments which will be invaluable to those developing workplace strategies for end-user organizations as well as suppliers of office buildings, information and communications technologies and building operation services.Municipal authorities and other organizations concerned with sustainable development and sustainable workplaces will also benefit from this book.

Excerpt

Our workplaces must inevitably reflect what we do and the tools we use. When these change, so must our workplaces.

Europe has set itself the objective of becoming a dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy by 2010. We are already well on the way: most people provide knowledge-based services, and over 50 per cent of those in work now use a desktop PC connected to the internet for at least part of their day. We still, however, commute to work in offices designed decades ago, and whose continued use is both inefficient and unsustainable.

The next 5-10 years will see a major transformation in work. Wireless communications will allow us to work anywhere and voice recognition will liberate us from the keyboard. Information and communications technologies will become more pervasive, yet social contacts will become more important and more diverse.

This research opens the wider debate about the workplaces we will need in the future. It begins to build the bridge between the European ambitions for wide participation and creativity in work, and of sustainable development. In supporting this research, the European Commission has appreciated the open spirit of enquiry and collaboration between the architecture and technology communities in Europe. We look forward to further fruitful collaborations in the future.

Peter Johnston

Head of Unit, Evaluation and Monitoring

European Commission

Directorate General Information Society

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