GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

    Share
From the end of employment as we know it to office design on demand, see what the next generation of architects and designers are dreaming up for the office of the future 
 
Seven Predictions for the Future of Work
 
1. Mastering the Work/Life Balancing Act
People and the organisations they work for will develop better boundaries between work and life to encourage deeper, more meaningful engagement with both. This means learning when to disconnect from tech, an end to multitasking, using analytics to understand when they are in prime condition to work and seeking out jobs that allow them to work during peak performance hours (which may not be 9–5).
 
2. Making Time for Face Time
The benefits of working at home – pyjamas, productivity – will only fulfil you for so long. Eventually, you'll be drawn back to the in-person connections you can find in the office. Future Staters see the workplace of the future as a magnet that attracts and focuses energy in a world where a by-product of improving communications technology has a natural tendency to grow the divide between us. They're pushing designs that promote face time (the non-iPhone variety) in spaces that accelerate authentic connection.
 
3. An Amazon Approach to Staffing
Soon, the Amazon mindset of “give me what I need, the second I need it”, will apply to more than paper towels and prestige TV. This accelerating need for speed, coupled with a steep rise in the number of freelancers, could create a new way to staff companies. Organisations will be built and rebuilt project-by-project, by handpicking from a large pool of consultants. This post-employee model will let you expedite processes, get to market quicker, design better and faster and innovate productively, all by harnessing the industry's top talent for the specific task at hand.
 
4. A Brave New Era of Client Feedback
Future Staters dream of a smart device that could show a design team exactly how people respond to the music, furniture, lighting and general vibe of a space. Once a person's watch captures the response and the data loads into an app, the app populates a Pinterest page, makes product suggestions and translates a good feeling – one that the client might have struggled to articulate – into tangible design inspiration. Between the watch and the app, you'll get direct responses to the stimuli in the space and the information you need to act on it.
 
 
5. Trending Towards Techno-Optimism
The designers dream that the impossibility of last-minute client requests – cutting half a million pounds from a budget, value engineering a 10-storey building to 8 – might soon be a thing of the past. Across our four events, we heard about robot contractors, next-level modelling software and automated on-demand furniture manufacturing. Despite some of the anxiety the designers tapped into about our personal relationships with tech, when it came to the promise of AI, big data and robotics for aiding the design process, the group was enthusiastic.
 
6. Office Design on Demand
Today, you hack your office so it better meets your needs (and ask for forgiveness later). What if tomorrow you not only get to influence, but control, a uniquely designed space based on the needs of the moment? Future Staters imagine a new kind of office design technology called Sensify. It's an app that transforms tech-enhanced white walls in your space into whatever you want them to be. Need a space that inspires you? Program a view of the mountains and project it onto the walls. Boss in town? Reprogram to display the latest customer analytics.
 
7. The Decentralised Office
It's great to work from anywhere, but anywhere doesn't always have the best Wi-Fi or the tech you need to collaborate with partners across the globe. Future Staters see a chance to meet the needs of an increasingly distributed workforce with an increasingly distributed workplace. The global HQ will be gone. In its place, you'll find a series of Work Pods all over the world, where you can sign in and stay as long as you like. 
 
 
Herman Miller recently launched the Post-Pandemic Office Collection - OE1 Workspace Collection, the latest in a line of office products that embraces the unpredictability of the future of work by landing squarely at the crossroads of agility, functionality, and modularity. OE1 offers a wide range of items that can be used to create highly varied work settings yet are flexible enough to adapt to growth, new needs or desires, or even the unexpected—like a global pandemic. COVID-19 is certainly leaving an impression on how companies and individuals will work in the future. With vaccines rolling out globally, infection rates dropping, and local governments beginning to increase the occupancy of everything from local parks to restaurants, CEOs around the world are looking for new office solutions to fit the future of work. 
 
 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3624 times
Posted on : Sunday, August 1, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : UAE Federation of Chambers Delegation Concludes Visit to Libya to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation
Next Story : Priorities for UAE HR Professionals: Digitization, Talent, and the Future of Work Form A Three-Part ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
GEMS Education Teacher Wins Brand New BMW X2 after Signing Up for an Emirates NB...
Max Factor X Priyanka Chopra Jonas: Matte Confidence Look
Curly Hair Girls Rejoice! Cult Haircare Brand SASHAPURE Launches in the Middle East
Major Saudi Aerospace Players to take part at Dubai Airshow 2021
More Than Half of UAE Residents Affected by Heart Disease
Ministry of Health marks World Patient Safety Day 2021
Ogilvy Names Ben Messiaen Chief Client Officer for EMEA
TONDA PF
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi's Inaugural Flight to Bahrain Takes Off
The First Look at OMEGA in No Time To Die
GEMS Winchester School Fujairah becomes UAE's first school to win prestigious GL...
Etihad Stuns Visitors to Mall of the Emirates With 50% Flight Discounts
Look out for these Newly-Launched Premium Indian E-Bikes in UAE
SCCI trade Mission to Moscow holds fruitful meetings to boost economic, investme...
Samsung's New Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Receives Exceptional Response in the Pre-Order Phase
Louis Moinet Moon Race - A Journey through Space
New Behind-The-Scenes Footage Shows Range Rover Sport SVR Preparing to Make an I...
Block the Gold Rate with Malabar Gold & Diamonds' by Paying just 10% Advance
HFZA's Stand at Big Five Woos Investors with Exclusive Privileges and Offers
Oris Big Crown ProPilot Rega Fleet Limited Edition
Lenovo Introduces the Powerful and Flexible ThinkEdge SE70 Edge AI Platform
EETEN Urban Kitchen's Terrace Opens on Wednesday
UAE Home to Prominent Innovation Districts: Middle East Designated Leading Innov...
Etisalat Reasserts Dominance as World's Fastest Mobile Network for the Second Co...
SEHA Integrates UAE Pass With Its Mobile App and Patient Portal
2021 Green Good DesignTM Award
Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support Calls for Nominatio...
Mubadala World Tennis Championship Returns to Abu Dhabi With New December Dates
Gulf Youth Sport Expo to Bring Together Leading Industry Experts for Discussions...
LG Launches Its Most Compact Soundbar in the UAE, The LG Eclair – Featuring Dolb...
Renault of Arabian Automobiles announces 1-3-5 offer on 2022 Renault Koleos
Thani Grabs Thrilling Grand Prix Victory as Team Abu Dhabi Make Perfect Start in...
Ajman University honors its strategic partners on the occasion of the Internatio...
VFS Global Extends Exclusive Visa and Passport Services to Members and Employees...
Frontline Heroes Thank HH Sheikh MBZ
DHA's Medical Education Department enhances features of its online learning platform
Hitachi ABB Power Grids to Supply Step-up Transformers for World's Largest Singl...
Peter Rabbit Adventure Zone Hops into Global Village
Jaguar Land Rover to Provide Fleet of All Electric Vehicles for World Leaders at...
Abu Dhabi University and the Scholarships Office Sign a Memorandum of Understanding'
MBR Creative Sports Award continues to receive nomination files
Volvo Cars and Google Continue Partnership for Next Generation Safe and Connecte...
Majid Al Futtaim to Hire 3000 Emiratis In response to “NAFIS”
Genesis G80 Named Best Upper Midsize Premium Car in J.D. Power 2021 Initial Qual...
Union Coop allocates AED 10 Million on 9 Promotions this September
Hirschi Takes Win and Race Lead in Luxembourg
Team Abu Dhabi Primed for Big Grand Prix Battle in Italy
Dubai Health Authority Opens Registration for Subspecialty Fellowship Programs
Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 16 September 2021
Aras Group Opens the first franchise of the famous German restaurant Haval Grill...