The workplace of the future may be here sooner than you know it, and it’s important that your business doesn’t fall behind. Artificial intelligence, architecture, and communication & productivity tools are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the workplace of the future will encompass. To some, these changes and innovations may seem like ideas that won’t come into fruition in your lifetime, when in reality, these changes are already here and will be commonplace within the next few years. Here are some of the biggest transformations to watch out for:
The most notable change is the technology your business relies on for almost everything. When we say technology, this encompasses artificial intelligence (AI), automation, mobile first, communication & productivity tools and much more.
AI is expected to transform the workplace in more ways than one. There is a strong focus on how humans and machines will interact in the near future because after all, humans do need human interaction. Big companies are pushing AI to cut costs and increase profitability & efficiency. AI also has the ability to help employees grow and develop through coaching, feedback and evaluation capabilities.
As communication and team collaboration becomes increasingly reliant on technology platforms to keep employees connected and on the same page, it’s important to be in a positive, well-lit and inviting environment. Having the ability to relax in an employee lounge, sit outside, or walk to nearby shops and restaurants will be important to maintain employee’s workplace attitudes and productivity levels. There may come a time when too much technology has diminishing returns on employee attitudes.
In today’s world, working no longer means going to one designated physical office 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. Professionals travel around the world, working from home and conducting business outside of office headquarters.
For many businesses, a full-time office is still a good fit. Virtual offices and meeting rooms by the hour are highly sought after for those on the go or who are looking for the benefits of a physical office at the fraction of the cost. The workplace of the future will almost certainly have a mixture of both, as shared offices and coworking are growing in popularity.
Location is often the deciding factor when it comes to settling on a physical workplace. Nearby amenities like restaurants, gyms, shopping plazas and hotels are all a must for many professionals today, and will be in the future. Barrister Executive Suites has dozens of locations throughout Southern California, including our brand-new Brentwood executive suites on Wilshire Boulevard. This location will have an on-site café, salon, car wash and a beautiful patio seating area. All of this, plus the stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills and the Pacific Ocean can make your work day a tad less stressful and a whole lot more enjoyable.