02 December 2021

Season 2, Episode 37. The Future of Work with Frank Cottle

In this episode, Frank Cottle joins us to share his insights about the future of work and how organizations should perceive the hybrid work setup. He talks about how this business model brings about a domino effect in the economic setting that would result in overall betterment to the conduciveness of work.


Frank Cottle is the Founder and CEO of Alliance Virtual Offices. For over 40 years he’s been building flexible workspace companies, focusing on new ways of working that genuinely meet the needs of today’s entrepreneurs by combining three fundamental components: people, place, and technology.


[00:51] The Future of the Workspace on Productivity and Flexibility

  • Introducing Frank Cottle
  • Adapting hybrid work
    • It's always a balancing act between the level of productivity of the individual and the government,
    • Adapting flexible structures involves the following -
      • Hiring practices
      • Employment of work-life balance
      • The war for talent and capital
      • Efficient use of capital


[07:23] The Domino Effect of Implementing Hybrid Work

  • Shifting to the flexible environment
    • The mindset shift is driven by economics and work-life balance.
      • Empty building syndrome
  • Repurposing of cities
    • Converting commercial spaces to residential spaces ultimately lowers the cost of living.


[12:59] Recognizing the Ideal Work Environment Now and Beyond

  • The historical data of workplace proximity
    • This entails reorganization of work structures.
  • Implementing the hybrid business model
    • There are no more office occupiers. We are all travelers.
      • Digital nomad
      • Digital “slow”mad
      • Digital “lo”mad
    • Consider the work environment to ensure optimum utilization.


[23:30] Final Thoughts 

  • Get to know about the industry movement.
  • Connect with Frank (Links Below)


Key Quotes:

“The efficient use of capital has now become the primary strategic driver for all aspects of flexible work. It overshadows the work-life balance issue now.” - Frank Cottle

“It [adapting flexible workspaces] just got newsworthy during the pandemic. So exactly what that was all going on. It just wasn't newsworthy.” - Frank Cottle

“There is no such thing as an office occupier anymore. We are all travelers.” - Frank Cottle


Connect with Frank

Website: https://www.alliancevirtualoffices.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankcottle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankCottle


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