The challenges facing retail banks today are multifaceted. Digital and mobile channels are driving changes in consumer behavior, enabling new forms of customer experience and interaction. Numerous fintech players with their innovative service platforms are also challenging banks by luring customers, especially so called ‘digital natives’, away from traditional bank channels. And the declining frequency of customer visits to branches as well as falling profit margins are putting pressure on...
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In this time of warp-speed technological and social change, competitive companies must be less tethered, more agile, and far more flexible than ever before. “’Open office’ was useful when it challenged people to rethink the workplace—but it’s out-dated, and over-played,” says Ed Nolan, Senior Vice President for Workplace Strategy at JLL. “With the rise of a diverse, mobile workforce, the open v. closed debate requires a third option: malleability.” Research...
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The most significant factor that has changed the face of the traditional office space over the years has been cost control. In past years, the trend had been to seat as many employees in the office as possible, and also move away from more expensive business areas to lower cost locations. Balancing costs versus optimal work space per employee and still having space for all employees, while having appropriate considerations for...
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Driven by favourable factors, the Singapore startup ecosystem is maturing at an increasing rate. Not only have these new-age entrepreneurs reinvented the Indian economy, but also they have redefined the interior industry. Our successful home-grown startups like Carousell, OneChampionship, and Redmart etc have specifically designed their offices to stand-out from traditional workplaces. With approaches that do not stick to usual corporate norms and create a lasting effect, their offices are all about...
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The World’s office workers, including Singapore, are suffering from a staggering increase in health issues – mostly related to “sitting disease” – leading to a surge in corporate wellness programs being launched throughout our major corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Despite billions spent on incentive programs to get employees to take better care of themselves, these adverse health trends have not reversed themselves. Yes, there have been some measurable...
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