Coworking insights for 2017
For those who though coworking was a passing cloud, well here is the truth: we have not seen the last of it yet. Let us embrace it and see the opportunities it brings. This outline of the evolving coworking that expects to see in 2017.
Office space collaboration
It is expected that in 2017, there will arise office space collaboration. There will be better working environment where office co-workers will share and exchange information in a more collaborative way as opposed to the traditional way.
Use of apps
Co working will go digital with the advent of apps. Expect to see a co-worker app that is specifically designed to suit the office environment. This app will regulate the norms of the office best practices for the worker.
Millenials in the office
As more and more young educated people get hired to work in the office, the year 2017 will witness a surge in the so -called millennials interacting with the older generation. This might be a clash of civilisations of some sort. It may also be a good way to bridge the generation gap. It will be inevitable but your next co-worker next year will be young to be your son or daughter. It may not be all gloom as this will be diversity at work.
The concept office of 2017 will be designed in such that it will be more of an open office than a closed. Already we are beginning to see it and might be the trend from 2017. This design will allow more contact and communication among the co-worker. Whether this will improve the office relationship is a matter of time.
It is expected that office design will be one that incorporate features which will add on to the happiness and satisfaction of coworkers. It should also boost productivity. Creativity will go into such designs to bring the futuristic office into reality.
The issue of space will feature in 2017. As companies grow, so would be the labour force. It is expected that there would be need for creation of office space. The open office plan would be the norm so that more workers can share space. The creative collaboration among the co-workers would perhaps be best exemplified in the way they would share spaces and co-exist.
Lastly, there is expected to be more connections, better understanding and increase in knowledge in the workplace.
Hope you enjoyed the insights!