At a time when advanced technologies and new ways of working are transforming companies, Fuze, the unified communications platform adapted to modern working methods, has examined the trends that will define tomorrow’s way of working. It commissioned the research consultancy firm Vitreous World to carry out this study on the next generation of workers
What are the highlights of this study? What will tomorrows’ workers look for?
1- Work-life balance and flexibility: employees are looking for more and more flexibility at work. They want to have the possibility to work whenever they want and from wherever they want in order to improve their performance and better balance their private lives and careers.
2- The evolution of the physical role of the office: the study shows that employees are less and less attached to their office as a place and more and more willing to physically separate themselves from it, even if they wish to keep this place as a space where they can interact with their colleagues.
3- The redefinition of tasks in the machinery era: the development of new technologies, especially artificial intelligence, is seen as a way for employees to eliminate the most annoying tasks in order to concentrate on purely human tasks, such as creativity or communication.
In conclusion, employees, of all generations (not only millennials) are looking for more flexibility in the way they organize their work. They are seeking healthier working environments and more strategic involvement. They no longer want to feel connected to a physical place, even if social interactions remain a priority for them… Finally, we can also note that the emergence of AI and automation is accompanied by a wave of optimism about the redefinition of human tasks.