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Flexibility for Volatility: Building a High–Performance Defense Workplace

The volatile nature of the sector understandably can wreak havoc on defense contractors’ real estate, facilities and workplace strategies. Meanwhile, companies are also striving for innovation while vying for top talent in an extremely competitive marketplace. These dynamics place immense pressure to build workplaces that appeal to the best and the brightest while supporting employee well-being,maintaining efficiency and accommodating future business fluctuations.

To capture what is affecting defense contractors today, HOK and Knoll partnered to study the trends driving the modern-day defense workplace. The team surveyed corporate real estate leaders from major defense contractors and reviewed design guidelines developed for various clients over the past five years. This report summarizes our research and provides planning strategies for defense companies to consider within their workplaces.