Workplaces are evolving continuously. Today, more than ever before, companies are moving towards employee-led workplaces (i.e. offices and other commercial buildings designed with staff satisfaction and productivity in mind) and away from workplaces designed to cut costs wherever possible. This is a hugely positive development that is only set to continue; but what else can we expect from the workplaces of the future? Here are four ways in which we predict workplaces will change over the next couple of decades.

Reduced working hours will mean less time spent in the office

It’s becoming clear that the work-life balance many people currently have isn’t sustainable. The length of time you spend at work can have a huge impact on your overall quality of life – not to mention the quality of work you produce – and for millions of people across the globe, a positive work-life balance doesn’t exist yet. However, with more and more processes becoming automated and an increased reliance on technology, a much healthier approach to work – starting with reduced work hours – is something we can expect to see around the world.

The ability to work from home effectively will mean an increase in remote working practices

The world has already seen a huge shift in the number of employees working remotely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this is only set to continue. As companies have been forced to adapt to digital working practices, it has become clear that there are many benefits to doing so. For example, businesses can save money on renting and managing offices. Additionally, companies with opportunities for remote working can attract the very best talent from around the world. With this in mind, we’ll likely see a rise in the number of companies offering work from home opportunities soon.

Impressive technological advancements will mean an increased reliance upon automation in the workplace

Every business now benefits from automation. From the scheduling of marketing emails to the use of self-driving vehicles in warehouses, automation is helping every sector and industry to minimise downtime and maximise efficiency – and this isn’t slowing down. Over the next few decades, automation in the workplace will inevitably increase. This will have an impact on all processes, too, from hiring employees to dealing with customer queries.

The popularity of digital communications will mean a greater need for online security

As an increasing number of workplace processes move online, internet security practices must keep up. More important information is now stored online than ever before, with email communication still being one of the most popular and commonly used forms of digital communication between employees and customers. Spam emails and other harmful internet attacks (such as ransomware attempts) can be hugely detrimental to businesses, so putting internet security measures in place will continue to be a priority for companies everywhere.

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