Gartner Research

The Rebirth of Office Space: What Every CIO Needs to Know and Do

Published: 02 March 2016

ID: G00300469

Analyst(s): Paul Miller , Carol Rozwell


Real estate and facility management leaders are under growing pressure from the business and the workforce to expand their strategies to reimagine physical spaces to engage employees. CIOs will face new technology demands from powerful, potential new allies for their digital workplace initiatives.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Office space is increasingly being used to drive cultural change, attract talent, drive innovation and improve productivity, requiring CIOs to adjust their approach to workspace
  • Recently announced changes to global accounting standards for leases are driving real estate/facility management (RE/FM) leaders to intensely scrutinize office space costs
  • CIOs need to work more closely with RE/FM leaders as digital workplace trends compel RE/FM charters to expand and become interdependent with the charter of IT

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