Not only is technology completely revolutionizing the workplace, think of the arrival of digital workplaces and the ability it gives a workforce to work from anywhere, but the butterfly effect this is beginning to have on office spaces is also pretty profound.
Here is a fascinating look at some expert predictions of what will very likely transpire over the next 10 years. (What will the office look like in 10 years? 6 experts predict the future)
Below is one extract from each expert’s predictions:
- “… we will see a shift where creating a good quality working environment which is more responsible in terms of sustainability becomes good for business as well as for the environment.”
- “… a place where you choose to spend more time without the pressures and formality of the traditional office. With a call for more flexible working hours already, people are spending less physical time at their formal office.”
- “Offices in a decade will be designed to best foster our cognitive processes and working preferences.”
- “I don’t think companies will be separated the way they are today. There might not be one dedicated building for a single company. Or even dedicated floors.”
- “We will see a much more diversified portfolio or flexible and on-demand work spaces. Both the nature of corporate portfolios and our own personal workspaces will become a series of locations to work, based on convenience, function and comfort.”
- “…departure from open-plan as a blanket design default and a move back to some private offices.”
Which of these predictions do you find the most interesting?