Chris Hood, a Managing Director of Workplace Innovation for the Workplace Strategies group, is responsible for the ongoing development of our practice and methodology to ensure our continuing success in delivering innovative workplace solutions.
Prior to joining CBRE, Chris spent 30 years at Hewlett Packard leading the development of their Global Workplace Initiative, a program designed to integrate and deliver space, technology, collaboration, and services solutions into a single efficient and effective package which best supports the way people work.
From his practical experience in the field of workplace solutions, and frustration with the lack of innovative solutions, he designed his own furniture system and is the author of a US patent for a unique design which supports the twin goals of flexibility and technology integration.
Chris is a passionate and enthusiastic speaker on the topic of workplace transformation and appears at conferences, seminars, and on radio and TV across the globe to discuss Workplace change. Previously tasked to build the ‘Workplace Community’ within Corenet Global, he now acts as an advisor to this and the Innovation Network in the UK. He is also a Fellow of the New Ways of Working Community. Alongside colleagues at Herman Miller, Chris won the coveted H Bruce Russell Global Innovation Award 2008 for his role in co-developing a wireless sensing technology to observe workplace utilization.