We live in a world that is constantly connected; a world where collaboration is encouraged via every piece of technology we own. We can share stories, opinions, jokes, and more, through our various online profiles. We communicate via telephone, over the internet and, now most prevalently, via video. In fact, by 2019 over 80% of all internet traffic will be video.
Traditionalists may call it pandering to the millennial age, who now make up the largest number of people in work today, but the ‘work/life balance’ is here to stay. Whether or not you buy into the myth of the millennial, the truth is that they have greatly influenced the modern workplace. This has happened to the extent that even older generations are throwing themselves into new working practices, realising that they can get more, and give more, from work than they ever have done.
As the workplace continues to evolve, the areas in which employees work together have changed dramatically. The enterprise office of 2016 is a melting pot of personalities and ideologies, each coming from an individual mindset. In order to create an environment that encourages collaboration, a business needs to utilise every space within their office to its full potential.