“Future of work is neither “the 9–5 in the office” nor “work from anywhere all the time. It’s in the messy middle”. I enjoyed this quote from Nickle Lamoreaux, chief HR officer @ IBM because of its key word: messy.

Another opinion I enjoyed belongs to Dropbox and their decision to adopt a remote-first policy. Attention! Remote first should not be mistaken for remote only like we’ll see later in this article. Dropbox understands the importance of in person collaboration and has launched drobox studios which basically means their offices redesigned for collaboration. The reasons they chose remote first despite…

In 2012 I took a job as the marketing manager of an office building under construction called Cluj Business Center. The CEOwner of the building was a visionary brave enough to build large-scale office buildings in a city that did not yet know they were needed. He has taught me almost everything I know about business and that is something you need to look for in your first boss. One of the most impressive things I’ve learned from him is to embrace change. …

Sunset in Rhodes, photo: Liviu Codreanu

Life has humor. I joined the family business in 2011, freshly graduated from Essex Business School. I chose not to pursue international opportunities when loyalty called in the following context: family business had been thriving with successful operations in hotels, agriculture, real estate and energy. Then, something happened:

The 2008 tsunami reached us from the west and its dry waters caught our portofolio overextended. Expansion quickly turned into survival so it was only natural I roll my sleeves, pause my kidult business dreams and jump into the fight. …

2020 is a time come to test our resilience and adaptability as people and businesses. Stress-testing our old ways has revealed new ways of doing things, some better than before. One of these new ways is the now so popular work from home.

Since the beginning of the pandemic I’ve been trying to anticipate the future of work in order to adapt our business campus. I spent too much time with world experts, studied the impact of past pandemics on the way people work, inquired about the adaptations of workplaces in countries such as China and maintained constant communication with…

A few years ago my friend and fellow board member Smaranda introduced me to Dror Proleg and Anthony Slumbers as influencers I should follow in my quest to create the best workplace experience in the Romanian office market. I started reading their work on the future of real estate and became a fan despite the fact that bits of it made me feel uncomfortable and anxious enough to hide in my office and try some voodoo that will make the pandemic disappear, not the office.

Then I remembered: the day I put comfort before growth is the day another Vlad…

Vlad Buzoianu

Real Estate entrepreneur pioneer of the experience workplace in Romania.

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