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5 Tech and Work Style Trends That Will Soon Influence the Workplace

The world of technology is constantly changing and evolving. New technologies, software programs, and work style trends are emerging at a rapid pace. The way we work has changed dramatically in the past decade or so as we’ve had to adapt to these changes. But what will happen next? Which future tech and work style trends will influence our workplaces? And how can you stay ahead of the curve? In this blog post, I’m going to share 15 tech-related workplace trends that are likely to emerge over the coming years.

  1. Voice-activated virtual assistants

The trend of voice activated software is nothing new. But with the introduction of Siri, Google Now, Cortana and Alexa it seems to have become more relevant than ever before – especially in terms of how we work! With many businesses beginning to adopt artificial intelligence into their systems, voice activated technology will likely play a big role in our future jobs. Not only that but by 2020 the number of users using personal assistant apps are expected to double. This means that not only will you need to know about them for your own job functions (and maybe even look at integrating them yourself), but they’ll also be used as part of other employees’ roles too! If this interests you then I suggest checking out some articles on the subject like: “How To Prepare For The Voice Enabled Enterprise” and “Why You Should Start Using A Virtual Assistant”.

Another aspect of voice activated software is the rise in smart home technology. This has been a trend for some time now, but with Google recently announced it’s own range of such products (which may not be long until they start integrating themselves with future AI assistants) we can expect to see even more interest in this area over the coming years.

Lastly, don’t forget that there are already many practical uses for voice-activated virtual assistants – one being accessibility! While most people will be able to benefit from using them, if you or your employees have any accessibility requirements then they could end up being incredibly useful.

  1. An increase in remote working

Thanks to the rise of streaming technologies, cloud computing and many other aspects of technological development – it’s now easier than ever before for us to work remotely. As a result we’ve already seen an increase in people choosing this form of employment over commuting everyday from their homes. But what will happen next? Well…it seems likely that companies will continue making progress on streamlining processes which make running a distributed workforce more efficient (such as time tracking).

Another aspect of increasing interest in remote working that we’re likely to see evolve over the coming years will be new technologies designed with this workflow style specifically in mind. Time tracking software has already been mentioned, but other possibilities include virtual reality headsets or wearable devices that allow us to monitor our health while at work! If these sound interesting and potentially useful for your workforce than it might be worth seeing what the current state of play is with regards to this particular area.

  1. The rise of the freelancer

A surprising number of people are now choosing to work as independent contractors. This means that instead of taking full-time employment they’re actually opting for a lifestyle where they choose their own hours and clients (and can then plan around other aspects of their lives too). So what does this mean for the future? Well, it’s likely that more companies will start working with freelancers in addition to hiring regular employees. They’ll do this because not only is it an increasingly popular choice amongst job seekers (meaning there should always be enough talent available) but also because by having access to freelance workers on demand – business owners may find themselves operating more efficiently!

However, while using freelancers can be a positive thing there are also some potential downsides. One of these is that it may become more difficult for companies to hold onto talented employees since they’ll always have the option of working independently instead. This means we could see an increase in people who decide not to work full-time and choose this lifestyle instead (something which isn’t necessarily bad – but would definitely require changes on the part of employers).

  1. New technology to track employee activity

As I’ve already mentioned, the rise in remote working is causing companies to invest in new tools that will allow them to monitor what their employees are doing at all times. As a result we’re likely going to see an increase of apps and software designed for this purpose – which should make things more convenient (in theory anyway). However, while there’s no doubt many businesses would benefit from having increased oversight over their workforce it also has some potential downsides. One issue here might be cost; whilst time tracking tools may save employers money allowing them maximize productivity they can also be expensive and some companies may not be able to afford them. Additionally, some employees can feel like they’re under too much pressure if new systems are introduced (especially when imposed upon them). To make matters worse this approach could result in a loss of employee privacy; we might even see an increase of people who decide they don’t want their employers having access to such information!

  1. The increased use of biometrics

More companies are beginning to incorporate biometric devices into their workforce (which is something I’ve already discussed in “Biometric Time Clocks – What You Need To Know” ). This means that employees could have their fingerprints or other unique features scanned before being able to enter work premises, log onto computers and so on. While this doesn’t seem like a particularly new development it’s important to remember just how much technology has advanced over the last few years. As such we should expect more companies to consider using biometric scanners since they’ll likely prove useful for managing large numbers of staff .

However, while using biometric scanners could be a good thing there are also some potential downsides. For one thing these devices might not work properly and the system might fail to recognise someone who’s meant to get in (due to an injury or something else). Additionally, systems like this can only verify that people have physical access – it won’t stop them from copying sensitive files since they don’t actually control what employees do on their computers . As you can see such issues need to be considered carefully before implementation and businesses should know exactly how these things will work if they’re going to use them in any capacity!

Conclusion:

It’s no secret that the workplace is constantly evolving. The days of sitting in an office all day are quickly coming to a close, and with it comes new challenges for employers and employees alike. We know you want to stay ahead of these trends at your company; we can help! Our team has done extensive research on what tech will soon influence how work gets done, as well as what workspaces look like when they incorporate these innovations into their designs. From virtual offices to collaborative spaces, our experts have seen it all before—so don’t worry about getting left behind again in this fast-paced world! Let us show you some ways to make sure your business stays competitive by embracing today’s latest insights in technology

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Written by Mansoor Akbar

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