The intersection where generations meet and collaborate each day is the workplace, which companies need to foster and nourish to create this center of production. Perhaps yoga balls instead of regular chairs, individual employee-designed workstations, or integrated rich-media environments with music or video *won't* be such a far-fetched office design in the future.
We frequently hear the term high-performance work space, and I think we are all seeing significant gains in efficiency as our office environments evolve.
Yet, measuring the performance of an alternative workspace today is a tricky business -- especially given many of the new conventions in how we work, such as unassigned work spaces, telecommuting, distributed work, consulting, and outsourcing.
So, what does a "high-performance work space" really mean?