The modern workplace is evolving, and it's being fueled by technology--technology and millennials.
The Pew Research Center found that more than 30% of today’s workers are millennials. As the Millennial generation enters new leadership positions, and the younger Generation Z prepares to enter the workforce, we’re likely to see some significant changes in operations and office dynamics this year. An article by CommsTrader pontificates on what this means for the workplace.
1. Traditional Office Spaces May Disappear. Today’s businesses are now taking similar approaches to open and collaborative workplace designs, by removing divided departments and cubicles, in favour of open seating areas and ‘huddle rooms‘. Open offices are intended to improve collaboration, and ensure more interaction between people.
2. Email will be Replaced for Primary Communications. As more Millennials take control of the workforce, the chances are that we’ll see a higher adoption of tools including collaboration technology, project management platforms, and live chat.
3. The 9-to-5 will be a Thing of the Past. Connected millennial leaders are developing environments that offer more flexibility to employees when it comes to schedules, using technology to allow people work however is best for them.