I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to improve their climate literacy so as to understand the projected impacts from the expanding climate crisis and how to adapt their workplaces in the face of these impacts.

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?