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DEC 2018

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Inclusivity and accessibility drive design at Microsoft k nown for innovation, m icrosoft puts a strong focus on creating workspaces that meet – or exceed – the needs of those who often face workplace exclusion because of physical, cognitive or social differences. a t least one building on the company campus demonstrates how simple it can be to do the right thing – for everyone. r obotic process automation is given a go at Unilever d escribed as one of the first corporate real estate ( cre ) groups to implement robotics, the Workplace and t ravel s ervices (W ts ) team at u nilever is carefully, methodically and eagerly approaching new automation capabilities. i n time, robotics promises to help the group optimize processes, reduce waste and save money. Journey to the intelligent workplace Grasping how i nternet of t hings ( i o t ) technologies will transform our workplaces over an unpredictable number of years isn't so daunting when you view the future in phases. We start with the status quo and show you what could be in store as we move through connected, smart and cognitive transformations. Three inducted into new d istinguished l eaders Circle r ecognizing their lifetime professional achievements and significant contributions to the corporate real estate profession and to our association, c ore n et Global honors m atthew J. f anoe; f rank r obinson, mcr ; and r onald p . Zappile, s r., with the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member. Today's leadership must embrace a data culture i f your organization is like most, it's beginning to recognize and adopt analytics as a key driver of success. i t's all about data. t o stay in step with the competition and remain relevant, your change-management leadership should be sold on a healthy data culture and the need for a digital ecosystem. Grimm named Corporate r eal e state e xecutive of the Year c ore n et Global's annual honor goes to m atthias Grimm, vice president, head of r eal e state & f acilities for sap se . a mong other things, Grimm was recognized for transforming and growing sap 's Global r eal e state and f acilities group, which in 2017 contributed more than $25 million in savings to the company's financial performance. Will the great outdoors be the next big workspace? We're only just beginning to see the start of the next big thing in workplace trends: working outside. l ots of studies show that working outside brings boundless benefits to our mental and physical health, but employees still hesitate to open the doors and step out. Why? fea TU res 10 14 16 20 24 26 TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 December 2018 the lea D er 36

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