Millennials make up the majority of today’s global workforce, so it is clear that their preferences determine how workplaces continue to evolve. As this generation is digitally native, workplaces have started moving towards offering more technologically-driven workplace designs.
Research has found that 62% of U.S. workers work remotely at least part of the time. This has created a culture where employees want to collaborate with others regardless of where they work.
That is why the growth of consumer communication platforms like FaceTime have become more popular as they have. Video conferencing technologies like this make working and communicating with one another seamless.
To further nurture this sense of collaboration, companies should host all-inclusive meetings in “huddle rooms” and include those who may not physically be present. In fact, a Frost & Sullivan study estimates that huddle rooms will be home to nearly 70% of video conference meetings by 2022.
Fully embracing technology can lead to even greater benefits for companies. For example, combining intelligence video systems with cloud AI can help organizations produce data that can be used to analyze and optimize workflows. By being able to see how a space is being used, companies can boost business efficiency and technologies’ return on investment.
As millennials continue to work their way up to managerial positions, it is clear that the evolution of the workplace will continue to speed up and create work environments that nurture remote collaboration and technology integration.