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How 'liquid networks' can lead to the next great idea

Tom Kaneshige | April 30, 2014
Technological innovation often comes when your hunch collides with someone else's hunch, says best-selling author Steven Johnson. Open collaborative spaces are vital to allowing those hunches to mature into breakthrough moments.

AT&T executives, for instance, have given up their offices in favor of open spaces and a backpack. More importantly, AT&T has seen both hard and soft benefits, in the form of higher productivity and happier employees.

"Our objectives start getting met," says Faraz Hoodbhoy, director of outreach, ecosystem and innovation at AT&T, speaking at CITE Conference's breakout session on the next-generation work environment. "We see more projects getting done."

 

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