PSFK just published a new report, The Future Of The Workplace that predicts how workspaces may look, and function, in the not-too-distant future. At a glance you’ll see sound-proofed pods instead of cubicles and more spaces meant for creative collaboration. Other common trends include:
- Fluid Technology – allowing workers to complete their tasks from almost anywhere at any time.
- Co-Working spaces will help to facilitate innovation in a variety of industries.
- Pop Up Workspaces – Furniture and office designs are becoming more flexible to facilitate the needs of the mobile business
- The Work(out) Workspace – More and more companies and encouraging healthier lifestyles for their employees.
- Collaboration Through The Cloud – Workers have the ability to collaborate on the same projects in real-time through multiple cloud services.
- Telepresence – More advanced communications methods will be adopted to connect workers from all over the world
- Higher Learning – Employees will be encouraged to continure learning by doing.
Some highlights from the talk:
- The physical and digital realms are not resistant to one another.
- Learning through making is what builds innovation.
- Interactive spaces are designed through a series of inputs and outputs.
- Technology transfer occurs through architecture, place-making, networking and the world wide web.