A survey by the Future Workplace, a research firm specialising in preparing leaders for disruptions in recruiting, development and the employee experience, recently found that 76% of respondents believed work is no longer just about where you are – it’s also about what you get done. Driving this belief are generational changes in the workplace experience – both physically, and judged by the tools and technologies used. The survey found that 62% of respondents thought technology should help employees to be more productive and collaborate in a more interactive way.
Everything’s changing, and never more so than since the Internet of Things (IoT) began to play a role. The IoT has set the scene for a technological revolution, as the machines of all shapes and sizes location at home, in the office and surrounding our lives begin to communicate and automate tedious tasks and workloads, take care of our needs and allow us to focus on core business.
The Workplace of the Future requires teams to work smarter and more efficiently together – whether they’re face-to-face or thousands of miles apart. According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey , 59% of millennials considered the standard of the technology provided by potential employers when considering a job. What’s more, 78% of millennials said they were influenced by how innovative a company was when applying for a job.