You can never stop the hands of time, and the constant changes we’re faced with both at home and in the workplace. Ever wondered what the future might bring for your workplace? (no, we don’t mean Brexit-related concerns). Here’s what the workplace of the future might look like.
You’ll be able to attend a meeting with the help of Virtual Reality
Okay, so we already have Skype and other online meeting platforms, but what if, with the help of a Virtual Reality headset, you could technically be in a meeting room at the other end of the country, or somewhere else in the world? We’ve heard on the grapevine that this is coming in the not too distant future.
There might be a creche
Childcare and living costs are spiralling, and this means that parents don’t often have the luxury of staying at home with their children for too long. The workplaces of the future will have to adapt to be more family-friendly, offering flexible working as a rule and childcare facilities like an on-site creche.
An AI assistant will run your day
At home, Alexa might play your favourite songs, and in the office, the same sort of technology will eventually be used to run your day, from managing your diary to scheduling meetings and more.
Buildings will be far greener
Advances in renewable and sustainable technology will mean that buildings will be fitted out to save energy and more as standard.
They’ll bring the outdoors indoors
Buildings will designed to include more plants and trees as research has shown that it’s great for health, and it boosts creativity and productivity.
There’ll be more remote workers than ever
The need for businesses and employees to have more flexibility means that the number of remote workers will continue to grow and grow. Advances in technology will mean that for many people, commuting into the office won’t be necessary.
Employees will sport wearable technology
This isn’t good news for those who already think big brother is watching them, but smart watches and other wearable tech will track productivity, breaks, health, stress levels, and more.