BSRIA has launched its Workplaces of the Future publication which was written by workplace student: Ashleigh Bunker. This insightful report contemplates the office needs and desires from the perspective of the youth of today aka millennials and generation z. The work was carried out as part of BSRIA’s INSPIRE project which works with local schools, national and local politicians and the media to promote STEM and change its perceptions.
The report considers how the advancement of digital technologies is changing the way we work. Collaboration technologies are ushering a next-generation workplace that is more productive, efficient and delivers meaningful cost savings to organisations of all sizes across the globe.
The office of the future may not even need to be a workplace in the accepted sense of the word. With new and more advanced mobile devices, giving employees the freedom to work from anywhere, these technologies will continue to reshape the look and feel of the ‘office’.
BSRIA has the corporate vision of “making buildings better”, but with the changing workplace what form will the office of the future take, what will be the expectation of the occupiers and what will be the impact for designers, developers and those managing the workplace environment?