Technological advancements in the workplace are becoming more common and with this, the way we work has started transforming to accommodate fast-paced work environments.
Augmented reality assistants are one advancement that are bound to have a regular spot in most workplaces. These assistants will eventually have the ability to guide field technicians in diagnosing system faults and performing repairs with human validation before completing each step.
Soon, intelligent assistants will be to recognize certain documents and develop drafts for common documents such as proposals and other structural forms. In the future, this could help combat dreadful writer’s block and could extend to spreadsheets and presentations while coordinating work throughout team members.
Although voice assistants are common, soon they will be able to achieve more than simple answers. Devices such as Alexas and Google Homes will be capable of having extended dialogue with the user, gaining a solid knowledge base dependent on who is using it. This advancement will change the way customer support and sales jobs function.
Being able to track desk and conference room availability is already pretty common in the workplace. Next, these sensors will be able to improve space effectiveness by adjusting temperature, lighting, audio, and maybe even scents to increase the productivity of groups.
Lastly, the use of telepresence robots will aid remote workers in having a physical presence in the workspace.
“Currently such telepresence robots are operated by users via remote control but soon they will possess more sensors to enable a better user experience and greater ability to move autonomously,” according to Lawrence Lee, Vice President, Incubation & Strategy at Xerox.
The next decade is bound to bring even more transformative technological advancements than ever before. The way we work now will be revolutionized and companies will have the ability to optimize their growth.