The future of the workplace

Written by Jess Shanahan

Future of Mobility expert writing on electric cars, entrepreneurship, and freelance life.

September 28, 2018

How will our workplace look in the next five years? Will AI technology completely take over the workforce? Will traditional offices become extinct? Right now this looks unlikely but the fast development of technology could lead to this happening in the near future.  TalkTalk Business has created an infographic that shows us what the workplace may look like in 2025.

Here are some examples of three present emerging technologies.

Working mobile

Technology is now allowing employees to work mobile, for example they can work with other colleagues from different time zones and get work done both inside and outside the traditional office setting. The flexibility of workplaces has helped work productivity and enthusiasm as people are more likely to rate their job higher as employees are able to cut time from their commute and even work around childcare.

One of the most helpful technologies that enable people to work mobile is video chatting. Live videos help out of office workers see and speak to one another anywhere they are, even if they are in different time zones. If you want a great way to communicate via the internet or telephone then you can get your leased line from TalkTalk Business.

Artificial intelligence in the workplace

We become dependent on artificial intelligence such as Siri and Alexa to complete our everyday tasks. These include setting reminders/alarms, finding information on Google, playing music and making phone calls. A survey conducted by TalkTalk Business shows that a quarter of employees now think that Artificial Intelligence will have a positive impact on how they work. The employees say they believe AI will make them more efficient in their job.

Wearable tech

Wearable tech in the workplace is becoming increasingly popular with employers now encouraging their workers to wear wearable tech such as Fit Bits in order to measure their health.

They are in place so that exhaustion within in the workforce will be decreased. Another example of wearable tech is wristbands created by Amazon for their workers. They are designed to track where warehouse employees are placing their hands when retrieving items and are given a nudge through vibration to show if where they are placing the items is incorrect.

They are designed as labor saving as they keep track of products throughout the warehouse.

These are just a few of the ways our workplaces might change by 2025. The tech being introduced is there to help us become more efficient and reliable workers.

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