The Future of the Workplace: What's Next Is Here

The Future of the Workplace: What's Next Is Here

September 2008

The workplace picture is a fluid one. Advocates of workplace change believe organizations are not able to keep up with the pace of change; the notion that 'a job is for life' is disappearing; and workplaces are increasingly complex areas. Critics argue that these claims are sensationalized, producing unnecessary scaremongering. Regardless of what view on takes, a number of factors are contributing to a changing global pattern, which includes globalization, democratization, and technical and creative innovation. And each in some way is impacting upon the workplace.

Keywords: workplace, technology, flexibility, cost reduction, work patterns, change, facilities management, workplace design, threats, The Futures Academy, future scenario, wise counsel, jazz, dantesque

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