The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, and More Telepresence

Take a look at the ways we can make our offices friendlier, healthier, and more efficient. For many people, especially those working at desk jobs, the workplace is very different than it was 20 years ago: there’s a computer at every desk, telecommuting is fairly common, and the traditional cubicle is giving way to more collaborative spaces

By Ariel Schwartz

Take a look at the ways we can make our offices friendlier, healthier, and more efficient.

For many people, especially those working at desk jobs, the workplace is very different than it was 20 years ago: there’s a computer at every desk, telecommuting is fairly common, and the traditional cubicle is giving way to more collaborative spaces. We’ve seen predictions about where we’ll go from here before; now PSFK, a popular blog that also happens to be a thriving consultancy, has come up with its own version of the future of work, described in a new 138-page report. It’s not as fantastical as many future-forward reports–it’s planted firmly in ideas that are already gaining a lot of traction. Perhaps that makes it more accurate. We’ll find out.

Here are our takeaways.

Read more: The Future of Work: Quantified Employees, Pop-Up Workplaces, and More Telepresence: Scientific American.

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