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A summary table defining the workplace of the future

workplace.pngI am giving a presentation to a large manufacturing organization next week and was thinking about how to pull many of the ideas that were some of the recent blog posts dealing with workplace technology shifts,  workplace trends and preparing for the future workplace.  These tables help describe it: 

Who: The Workforce

  • Multi-generational
  • Culturally heterogeneous
  • Transient/dynamic
  • Mobile
  • Empowered
  • Geographically diverse
  • Automation/agent enabled
  • Merged work & private lives
  • Environmentally savvy

How: Work Styles


  • Highly collaborative
  • Agile
  • Mobile
  • Tools go with the person
  • Merged work & private lives
  • Knowledge aware
  • Outcomes not hours based
  • Socially enabled
  • Gamified


What: Technology

  • BYOD
  • Wireless and mobile
  • End of the desktop
  • Head displays
  • Sensing enabled
  • Cloud-based
  • Personal tech ecosystem
  • Smart devices
  • Ubiquitous bandwidth
  • Highly sustainable
  • Context aware
  • Attention engineered
  • 3D holographic video-conferencing, avatars

Where: The Workplace

  • Fit to purpose
  • Highly-collaborative
  • Technology integrated environment
  • Secure
  • Hoteling/dynamic
  • Flexible
  • Work-shifting
  • Personalized

 What concepts did I leave out?

| ‎03-04-2013 08:26 PM

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| ‎03-04-2013 08:32 PM
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