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A glimpse into tomorrow’s workplace: what can workers expect?

[fa icon="calendar"] 09-Sep-2016 11:05:03 / by Anna Fifo

Anna Fifo

Please read interesting insight published by Recruiting Times  referring on the tomorrow’s workplace and what workers should expect to happen in the future.

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The way in which we work is changing. In keeping with the economic shifts of the modern world, traditional work practices are dying out and giving way to a more flexible approach towards working in which the individual takes a step away from corporate employers to build their own brand.

The mobile workspace

Gone are the days when workers were encouraged to enter their office and shut the door behind them. Encouraging collaborative working through an open plan office layout is not a new concept; however, even with fewer walls, on-site gyms and chic rest areas, the office still comes with a stuffy reputation.

Companies such as OfficeRiders are moving away from the notion of a fixed workplace in line with the theory that real work can happen just about anywhere and does not need a fixed, designated area; as such, these companies specialise in hiring out unused rooms in houses, flats or apartments to those who need a temporary place to work.

Smaller companies

Small or micro enterprises are on the rise. Millennials want to follow their own path, not be another faceless cog in a corporate machine. Over half of the job growth between 2002 and 2010 in the EU has been attributed to smaller businesses of less than 10 employees, with this figure expected to rise.

Larger corporations have been responding with an increase in flexible working; however, whether this will help them to retain employees remains to be seen.

You are your own boss

In keeping with the collaborative, entrepreneurial vibe of modern working practices, we may see workers on every level taking ownership of their work with less supervision. In short, workplace management structures and hierarchy could be a thing of the past. Some may argue that this is a rash move; however, providing that there are transparent guidelines and expectations within which employees have to work, this could be a great way for individuals to take responsibility and flourish without restrictions.

 

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Topics: Workplace changes, CNA International, Employee

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