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    Let's work better

    Explore the key trends and latest thinking changing today’s workplace

    Discover how the impact of economic, social and environmental factors and an increased awareness of employee wellbeing have driven the need for new kinds of working environments. Digitization, flexible working, energy efficiency, whatever the challenges you face, let our insights from top investors, developers, designers and office building owners inspire you.


    Explore and share our ideas, we’ll help you keep pace with latest trends, technology and thinking to stay competitive and achieve better success in your workplace.

    Babette Bouman on future trends in the workplace, filmed at The Edge, Amsterdam for Philips Lighting

    I think the future of the office will be more about meeting and talking to people and collaborating."

    - Babette Bouman, Architect, Fokkema & Partners

    Identify your business needs, and we’ll help you meet them

    Improve bottom line with energy savings of upto 80%*
    Optimise your team's productivity by upto 23%
    Increase retention of top talent
    *as compared to conventional lighting technologies

    Discover more topics and trends

    We've identified four key drivers that are changing the workplace now and will continue to shape it in the future.

    Health and wellbeing is good for business infographic

    Health and wellbeing 
    Good for business


    With generations X, Y and Z now co-workers, each with their own different working styles and needs, we look at how workplace comfort can keep people healthy, happy, motivated and


    Activity based workspaces infographic

    Engagement and experience
    Flexibility is king


    The digital revolution has changed the way we work, bringing with it infinitely more flexibility, choice and opportunity over how, where and when we work. Is your office ready for the change?

    Connectivity optimizing the office infographic

    Optimizing the office


    Discover how the seamless technology of a “smart building” supports flexible, wireless working, optimizes employee comfort and productivity and offers energy efficiency and control to owners and tenants.

    Green buildings more than energy saving infographic

    Green buildings
    More than energy saving


    Our increasing demands and finite resources call for a more considered, sustainable and responsible approach to how we do business as urban growth continues. Find out more about the circular economy approach and the real “meaning of greening” in today’s office.

    Philips and Cisco – the best of both worlds

    One such example of a game-changing, value-adding collaboration is our alliance with leading IT company Cisco Systems, Inc. This alliance brings together Cisco’s highly secure and robust network infrastructure technology – a key enabler of the Internet of Things – with Philips’ lighting market leadership, value chain-spanning solutions and global presence.

    By bringing the Information Technology and Operational Technology domains together, we believe we can accelerate the market adoption of this innovative and meaningful technology to drive significant business benefits for customers.

    Further explore Philips’ and Ciscos view on ‘The future of enterprise office lighting: Connected lighting and the Internet of Things’ in the new white paper.

    Lighting has changed

    The Edge, The Netherlands

    The Edge, The Netherlands

    A state-of-the-art office enabled by connected lighting technology. Find out how we made it possible.
    Personal control

    Watch Connected Lighting in The Edge


    The new intelligent lighting system for offices allows people to personalize and manage their workplace via a smartphone app.