Great Expectations: Factors Driving the Workplace of the Future

Shasta Turney | December 18, 2015

How we work has changed significantly within the past 20 years. Technology has opened the door to anywhere, anytime work capability — leading 87% to say workplace flexibility is highly important. Routine tasks have been automated — making innovation and creativity a highly sought-after employee attribute. Additionally, three generations (baby boomers, gen x’ers, and millennials) evenly make up the workforce. Each has their own distinct work-style and preferences — challenging employers on how to engage and satisfy each simultaneously.

In turn, the trends above have made the traditional office obsolete. Once a lauded office design model, cube-farms now represent stagnation — deterring top talent. Further, traditional desks, private offices, and meeting rooms are vastly underutilized — comprising a huge, unnecessary expense.

Cube-farms represent stagnation and are vastly underutilized — deterring top talent and comprising a huge, unnecessary expense.

In response, organizations are creating Workplace of the Future strategies to increase productivity, attract and retain people, reduce costs, and differentiate their brands. Key components of these strategies include:

  • Reducing the square footage of office space per employee.
  • Implementing hoteling.
  • Creating activity-based workspaces.

Workplace of the Future strategies designed around the employee will achieve the greatest success.

Workplace of the Future strategies that are designed around the employee will achieve the greatest success. 

Tools such as meeting and room scheduling software are key components of a Workplace of the Future — helping organizations to increase productivity, attract and retain people, reduce costs, and differentiate their brands.

DOWNLOAD GREAT EXPECTATIONS: FACTORS DRIVING THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE, and learn more about the factors leading organizations to create Workplace of the Future strategies and how organizations are increasing productivity, attracting and retaining people, reducing costs, and differentiating their brands.

Shasta Turney
written by Shasta Turney, Contributing Editor

As a Contributing Editor for EMS Software, Shasta is responsible for covering the trends, news, and opinions about the Workplace of the Future. Shasta also provides in-depth pieces that help inform organizational leaders about the role, benefits, and value of a meeting and room scheduling solution within a Workplace of the Future strategy.

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