The future of workplace productivity

THE FUTURE OFWorkplace Productivity

We’re getting things done faster than ever in the workplace, but there’s still room for improvement. Fortunately, more streamlined forms of business communication, technology and management are not far off.

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE WAY WE’RE DOING THINGS TODAY, AND HOW THOSE PROCESSES MIGHT CHANGE IN THE COMING YEARS.

TODAY

EMAIL

TOMORROW

MESSAGING APPS

Email is still king when it comes to business communications

NUMBER OF EMAILS SENT
PER DAY WORLDWIDE

(IN BILLIONS)

050 B100 B150 B200 B250 B201320142015182.9191.4196.4

But with more people teaming up in collaborative work environments email is becoming less practical.

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS LIES IN REAL-TIME MESSAGING APPS.

  • 57% of businesses use two or more real-time messaging apps
  • 56% think that real-time messaging will take over as their businesses’ primary communication tool
  • 86% of IT admins believe that real-time messaging has improved communication in their organization

TODAY

CUBICLES

TOMORROW

DYNAMIC WORKSPACES

The days of drab cubicles are coming to an end in favor of more dynamic workspaces.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE DESIGN FEATURES THAT ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY POPULAR RIGHT NOW.

  • OPEN FLOOR PLANS

    Fewer walls and unassigned seating allows people to move around and collaborate more often


  • ADJUSTABLE DESKS

    Employees are healthier and more productive when they have the option to stand or sit at a desk


  • CENTRAL MEETING ROOMS WITH GLASS WALLS

    Seeing activity outside the meeting area helps keep the mind awake

TODAY

PHYSICAL OFFICES

TOMORROW

REMOTE WORKFORCE

Today, we have more and more online tools available to us to connect instantly from anywhere in the world.

THE RESULT IS A WORKFORCE THAT’S BECOMING INCREASINGLY REMOTE.

  • 3.7 MILLION
    Number of employees who work from home at least half the time
  • 103%
    Increase in regular work-at-home positions (excluding self-employed individuals) since 2005
  • 80-90%
    Percentage of US workforce that would like to work remotelyat least part time

Besides employee satisfaction, there are plenty of good reasons for employers to consider permitting more remote work.

  • 40+TELEC OMMUTERSNON-TELEC OMMUTERS40+

    Workers who telecommute are almost twice as likely to work more than 40 hours a week compared to non-telecommuters (53% vs. 28%)

  • If a typical business allowed employees to work from home half the time, they would save approximately $11,000 per person per year

  • Employees working from home are less likely to call in sick or take full days off for appointments, with a potential savings of $1,800 per employee per year

With this glimpse into the future, what changes do you want to plan for your office?

USE THE INSIGHT HERE TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE AHEAD OF THE GAME.