Of course, no one knows for sure what the future will bring, but that hasn't stopped humans from trying to predict what's to come for centuries. These days, it's especially difficult to speculate about the future because things are changing so quickly. Who knows what will come along next? Still, it's fun to think about. Also, there are also some current workplace trends than can help our guesses veer toward the more educated variety. When thinking about the offices of the future, here are a few wild to semi-wild possibilities to keep on your radar.
The workday is often long and hard, and sometimes we don't have as much control as we'd like over the difficulties we're forced to shoulder in our jobs. It's easy to get run down, and it's tough to be optimistic on days when so much feels out of our hands. Sometimes, all we can control are the little things. The good news is, these little things could make a bigger difference than you'd think. If you're feeling like your attitude could use a little re-calibrating, try one or more of these quick tips for decorating your office to improve your mood. They really might help.
Many people dream about escaping the drudgery of office life and working from home, but the truth is, remote work has its own kind of drudgery – and some serious challenges. The key to success is understanding and dealing with some of the most common distractions you'll face when working remotely. Here's how to get started.
The old saying goes, you're only truly yourself when you're alone. That's because it's human nature to change the way we behave, even just slightly, depending on who we're with. This is just as true in the workplace as it is in our personal lives.
A major shift is happening in the American workforce. The rise of the independent worker is shaking up the way companies and individuals operate. By 2020, freelancers are expected to grow from 7 percent to 16 percent of the workforce. Now, new businesses are cropping up to meet the needs of these workers and help them continue to intentionally blur the lines between work, life, and play.
Terrible bosses are everywhere, and they’re causing employees to not only mentally check out at work, but lose trust in their superiors, too. It’s an epidemic that Office Space poked fun at with its horrible boss, Bill Lumbergh, but the reality is, the Lumberghs of the world are causing employees to hate their jobs … a lot.
No more light gray or beige office spaces. Color experts have much to say about how the colors you choose for your office affects your work productivity, and they don't recommend going for blah.
We all like a comfortable, personalized workspace. Keep it appropriate so you are still taken seriously and seen as a professional.
Creating a productive and motivating office experience that gives employees a little extra pep in their step can be difficult, especially since many have differing opinions about their workplace. However, there are a few simple ways to spruce things up that everyone will appreciate. The infographic below by Adam Quest teaches you how to make the office experience better.
A recent study conducted by Ask.com titled Office Workplace Productivity reveals the habits of office workers and factors that help keep them productive. A large majority of those surveyed (86 percent) said their maximum productivity occurs when they are working alone. Furthermore, only 29 percent said they prefer to work from home, while 63 percent said they like to spend "focus time" in their personal workspaces.