The Office Of 2025

21st July 2015

According to a new report from Samsung, The office of 2025 will look very different from today’s workspace.

With smarter design and technology that combines more interactive ways of working, it looks like productivity and efficiency will make the office a better place to work.

Remote working and smarter technology

Within the report a trend that doesn’t appear to be declining is remote working. As we all consider new ways of working that avoids long commutes to help with our work life balance, Samsung predicts offices will become more flexible places to work.

Technology unsurprisingly will get smarter with more interactive surfaces not currently seen outside of the futuristic film world. Giving workers the chance to work using touch screen and voice control.

Computer screens will still be a fixture in the office, but more invisible screens making use of walls and windows that can be turned into a screen without the need for standalone PC’s or laptops.

 

Data for building successful teams

The report also touches on helping staff and bosses work better together, by harnessing data that matches teams on their skills set to maximise productivity.

President of Samsung UK & Ireland Andy Griffiths says “This Samsung Smarter Futures report provides clear scenarios whereby smart technology in the future will improve daily working lives. It shows exciting possibilities for how technology can maximise creativity, productivity and staff happiness.”

Rapport look ahead. ‘A future vision’

Flexible, future-proof workspaces and design will shape your work environment has a major effect on your teams mentality.

There is no right or wrong way to go about this, since every company is going to have a different culture. It is important to include opportunities to “get away” from the traditional work environment and create space that works for different user groups. Simple remedies use colour and texture to influence the environment, the more extreme have reduced desk use with open plan meeting and workspace solutions. Design should involve the user groups, taking account of age, gender, job function and location.

Rapport design consultants work closely with clients in the early stages to establish  and create an environment that motivates, engages and supports both technology and productivity in the office space. Our workshops provide staff the opportunity to understand change and engage with the project.

Jeanette Grover the Director of Rapport says “The future office is about humans working within a technological environment that continually evolves. We need to create workspace that enhances the user experience, improves interaction, accessibility and function.  Our designs deliver exceptional workspace that supports success.”

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The report developed by Samsung Futures arm, was developed in conjunction with MIT, Google and IBM.