Office life as we know it has undergone multiple transformations over recent years for a number of reasons. Technology has played a significant role in reshaping the way we work as has the global pandemic, changes in attitudes to the home/life balance, and the economy as a whole. As we step into the Q4 of 2023, let’s take a closer look at what the future might hold for office life in 2024.
Digitisation and hybrid working
The digitisation of offices was born out of necessity and many people embraced a return to the office, however hybrid working is now the new office norm. Technological advancements have made this a seamless part of the workplace where employees can still collaborate and communicate virtually using superfast WiFi.
Artificial intelligence and virtual reality in the office space
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more of a part of the modern office space, streamlining processes and enhancing efficiency with technology such as AI-powered assistants. As the tech develops, this should be able to take on more complex tasks, freeing employees up to focus on their core role without being bogged down with day to day tasks. Immersive technology such as virtual reality is becoming more affordable and accessible, which means that teams working in a hybrid way will get a more futuristic way to collaborate, in virtual environments and three-dimensional spaces.
The cubicle-based or end to end desk centric office layout is being phased out of your office space, and in it’s place is a new flexible approach to workspaces designed to boost creativity and interaction. In 2024, office environments could become even more dynamic as they adapt further to hybrid working, with shared workstations, flexible seating options, and communal areas.
The world becomes more concerned about the world around us as we see examples of extreme weather not just on the other side of the world, but also closer to home. In 2024, office life will look to tackle these issues with access to electric vehicle chargers, more sustainable sources of power, locations outside major cities to minimise transport, and the reduction of waste.
If you’re looking for an office for 2024 with superfast WiFi, flexible office spaces, sustainability initiatives and lots of outside space to enjoy, get in touch with SEND Business Centre today.