The technology we use is changing everyday, and so will the workspaces they operate in. Remote work is one of the most in-demand job accommodations for employees; 91% of people report that they are happier with their job when they are able to have flexible hours and the ability to work remotely. For many workers, having the option to work remotely is non-negotiable. Workers ages 18-24 have no qualms about changing jobs, and 100% of workers within this age range said that they would leave their current job for the opportunity to work from home.
Remote work can have huge changes on both the individual worker and the structure of a workplace as a whole. Roughly 60% of individual workers reported experiencing relief due to the work from home structure. This is largely because employees have more time with family, are able to improve their savings, and boost overall morale.
Companies will also have to shift, most likely in the direction of shaping a new approach to company culture and work assignments. For example, it is predicted that there will be less hierarchy within organizations to promote collaborative thinking. It is also assumed that workplaces will have a better design for comfort and emotional wellness.
There will still be a lot of jobs in demand for the future, with many still requiring in-person attendance while on duty. Some of these professions include home health aids, restaurant cooks, and fast food workers. The integration of technology into the modern workforce is inevitable, but many people-oriented skills will still be in huge demand.
Employees are expected now more than ever to have negotiation, people management, and problem solving skills. When paired with other skills, such as data visualization and cognitive flexibility, employees will be equipped to maintain a successful workplace in modern times.