As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to keep many of us out of the office, it's natural to assume that video calls and home working will be the future of our workplaces. In fact, the work environment was becoming a more complex case even before COVID; the introduction of digitalisation saw a shift in consumer behaviour and subsequently created new paths for businesses to take, in the race to stay ahead of their competitors.
Here, we're going to take a look at the office design beyond COVID; more specifically, the effect that technology will have. By understanding these changes, any business will be able to save time, money and effort by installing the foundations of their future office now, rather than waiting later.
How technology will affect future office design
While wireless internet is pretty-much commonplace in workplaces today, there are more disruptive technologies currently flooding in that will need catering for. This includes artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the Internet of Things. There has also been a growing demand for employees to work in environments that cater to health and wellbeing, with remote working capabilities thrown in (obviously something that has come more to the fore, what with COVID!)
So with all that in mind, here are the changes in the workplace environment you should expect in the coming years: