The new-age workspace will no longer be confined to closed cabins and lined cubicles where employees sit and work for stipulated long hours. Workspace transformation has already begun, and people are looking for newer technological innovations in their day to day functions.
The Millenials are freer spirited and open to more modern innovations than the previous generations.
The workspaces of 2020: Future-ready and Creativity-Oriented
The enterprises are becoming less formal in the work culture and more result-oriented. The teams have freedom and scope for more recent innovations and creative manifestations like never-before. More modern technologies like Machine Learning, Cross-Platform information availability and penetration of Artificial intelligence in the development arena has also changed the environment in the corporate and IT sector.
Here is a look at five key aspects of what workspaces may shape up in the year 2020:
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1. Millennial Culture and Generation-Z ready
Millennials and Generation Z is all about youthful ideas and free-spiritedness. In the next few years, more than 60 million workers from the age group will be entering the workspace in the US. It signifies that organizations and institutions need to adapt themselves to the changing trends and the likeliness of the new people.
2. Multiple Generational and Less Formal
The cultural shift from formal to casual is inevitable. Numerous generations will work cohesively in the coming years. Thus, organizations need to create cultures that cater to all the age groups. It is about creating avenues at work that motivate the employees and promotes creativity. In 2020 and beyond, the organizations which provide youthful work culture and open to innovation are likely to excel.
3. Flexible and Innovation Driven
The next decade beginning 2020 will see the increased significance of the employee-centric policies and open culture in the workplace. Employees will stay with organizations that provide open culture and provide facilities that promote innovation.
Workspaces are likely to be more agile, have operational efficiency and cater to the new age needs of the millennial generations. Tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Deloitte, etc., have already started creating a work culture where employees enjoy a more relaxed and open work environment. The flexible working hours, ability to connect remotely and a better work-life balance is an essential aspect of the working spaces in the coming year.
4. Technologically Advanced and Non-restricted
The new workplaces will have no perimeters and parameters to restrain the employees. There would be less stress on in-office attendance, and employees will have the flexibility to work from remote locations. The ability to connect from the various platforms and engagement via multiple channels will make workplaces more productive and less restrictive.
The new age workers will leverage the penetration of the latest technologies like VR, Automation, Internet of Things, Wearable technology, and Cloud computation to deliver innovative results.
5. Open Office Spaces
The workspaces have already been more open, and the closed cubicles are a thing of the past. Open workspaces encourage engagement and team building. The most important aspect of public spaces is a sense of ease and connectivity with co-workers.