Modern Offices: How we work is set to change

Modern Offices: How we work is set to change

Article by The Australian

JULY 2016

"Emerging technologies across the next decade will change how off­ices are designed and workers operate — but a significant loss of privacy is inevitable, experts warn."

Big data, and how companies learn to use information obtained through anything from credit card purchases to parking habits and mobile phone records, increasingly will be used in the workplace, design agency Futurespace founder and director Stephen Minnett says.

Minnett, who has launched a service to advise companies on adapting to future office space and technology needs, says the most advanced and greenest workspace in the world, the Edge building occupied by Deloitte in Amsterdam, is so sophisticated it monitors staff locations and can adapt the environment to suit personal taste.

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Angela Ferguson