The Office of the Future, Part 2

August 11, 2014

We’ve mentioned what the office of the future would look like before, but to put things into a visual perspective, we found an infographic from The Under Cover Recruiter that gives even more insight to how the modern office will thrive.

How we communicate, new technology and physical workspaces are the biggest influencers when it comes to pushing the traditional office into the modern world.

The open office plan has become a popular choice for companies today, but telecommuting is another preferable choice among employees. There was almost an 80 percent increase in the number of employees who worked from home from 2005 to 2012. And it’s estimated that 3.9 million employees will telecommute by 2016. Talk about a good reason to amp up your home office.

Workers won’t have to worry about the hassle of traveling or missing a flight, since “telepresence” has taken over. Companies save thousands a year by cutting travel costs and instead using a webcam for national and even international meetings. Maybe the office of the future will go one step further, and use holographic images for “face to face” meetings.

Companies may get rid of desktop computers and other bulky equipment completely, and have employees bring their own portable devices to the office. With an emphasis on a flexible work schedule, this could be a preferable alternative to a static workstation.

The modern office emphasizes sustainability, and creating an environment that’s social and hospitable. And of course standing meeting tables and treadmill desks are a part of the criteria, since they encourage interaction and movement during the day.

Check out the infographic to learn more about the modern office:

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