“It’s very hard for me to imagine a future where the office market is what it is today. Once you give the people that sense of flexibility, they find that they do not have to spend necessarily 8 hours in an office. Statistics show that even if they were in an office, they would be productive for some three hours. However, I this is the case across all industries,” George Didoiu, Director Tenant Services |Office agency, Colliers International Romania said during the CEO Debate at the Business Services Forum & Awards 2020, organized by Outsourcing Today and The Diplomat-Bucharest.
“The employees are now finding out that they can do a high-quality job at home and I think the office in the future will be a place of culture. You are not going to use the same square meters you are using today for sure, but the space you will be using is going to be much more infused with the company’s culture, for socializing, for interactions. Working agile and working flexible is definitely here to stay. There may be some denial for now, but it’s very hard to imagine a future where the flexible component is not part of that work environment,” he explained.
“People who liked work from home are actually people who don’t have any social obligations because they have the most flexibility within the house as well. Office is not going anywhere as an institution. Once this whole madness will be over, you will have the option to go work from home, and that is a huge game changer. The office is not going to disappear.”
“I really believe that the more you’re going to force people of working within very strict and non-flexible set of rules, whether it’s their time or their destination where they have to be, the less they are going to like it. I think it is a revolution coming in terms of the education system. We learn a lot of stuff we do not apply in real life if you think about it. You can have a system with basics and then teach kids about empathy, resilience, communication, social intelligence, emotional intelligence. This is the future. With this new normal, people are going to be more loyal to the companies that allows them flexibility,” he concluded.
The statement has been uttered within ROMANIAN BUSINESS SERVICES FORUM & Awards 2020 held on July 15, 2020 at Athénée Palace Hilton Hotel in Bucharest.
The event benefited from the support of DIAMOND PARTNER Wipro, GOLD PARTNERS PwC, ADP, Colliers International, Société Generale European Business Services, PARTNERS SCC, Endava, Sea One, Wave, Accace, Valoris, Majorel, with the support of ANIS, ClujIT, BRCC and MEDIA PARTNERS Financial Intelligence, Economistul, Romania Durabila, Club Economic, Fab Lab Iasi, Pin Magazine.
Our acknowledgment goes to all PANELISTS of CEO LEADERS DEBATE for the valuable share of information: VIVEK BAKSHI, General Manager, WIPRO Technologies, DENISA PANAITE CASU, PwC‘s Academy Leader, MATTHIEU PASQUIER, CEO, Societe Generale European Business Services, GEORGE DIDOIU, Director Tenant Services |, Office agency, Colliers International Romania, COLIN C. LOVERING, Vice-President, BRCC, PANEL Moderator.
The Gala Awards Ceremony has been enabled by a proficient and complex Jury Board commitment, sustained by: FRANCESCA POSTOLACHE, Partner at PwC Romania; ANDRADA ILIESCU, Advisory Director at KPMG; GABRIELA MECHEA, Executive Director ANIS Romania; ANDREI ROMANESCU, Managing Director at Veeam Software; ANDREI CRACIUN, head of Digital Transformation & Data Analysis, West University of Timisoara; ALEXANDRU TULAI, Vicepresident, Cluj IT Cluster; DAN ZAHARIA, Senior Leasing Consultant, EXTIND Management; CARMEN ADAMESCU, Partner E&Y; MIHAELA ROSU, Director, Deloitte Audit; MIHAELA ROBU, Business Development Manager at ACCA South – Eastern Europe.