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I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

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?