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The Evolution of the Office

EVOLUTION OF THE OFFICE THEN NOW 1950S air conditioning and fluorescent The companies behind devices and software such as Google and lighting was introduced to offices. Facebook are changing the way we work, resulting in transforming the office spaces in which we work. Track lights, over-padded couches and a cubed seating system; these were just some elements from a THE OFFICE typical '80s office. There are now 4.2 million homeworkers in the UK In 1995 the average office space was approximately 300 square feet; today it is 225 square feet or less. 2000S Flexible, collaborative spaces - workers can choose how and where they want 2010 u.S census reports a 46% 90% of managers believe that increase in home-based workers. workers are more productive when given the flexibility of when to work. EMPLOYEES Research found that those aged 36-45, are most likely to work from home, which is also a privilege for those who have been with their company for 3-5 years. 77% of people now work in organisations with flexible working hours. Employees are just as likely to RESOURCE, work on the move using their ultraportable laptop, tablet or EXPERTISE smartphone as they are to sit at their desk from 9 to 5 & HOURS The UK outsourcing industry has doubled in the last 5 years 1876 Telephone is invented Those in finance and business allowing the first remote speech are most likely to work out of communication. the office accounting for 12% of overall telecommunicators. COMMUNICATION & TELEPHONE 1990s Internet access becomes the norm and workers begin to email. 1951 The first business computer. A study found that multiple computer screens increase productivity and efficiency by 9% to 50%. TECHNOLOGY & FILING 1980 office PCs introduce people to spread sheets and business printing. One of the new technologies that rose with the advent of the Internet was telecommuting, although the technology available in the '90s 2010 hybrid laptops, tablet and smart limited this significantly. phones enable employees to work on the move. 1970 video conferencing comes into offices meaning that people don't have to travel abroad. ....... MEETING & NETWORKING Mobile working is the future while the office of traditional type will transform into a multipurpose or meeting centre @ with less emphasis on classic desk and most of spaces for collaboration and interaction. 2050s (estimate) interactive touch screen tables, external sensory ability, holographic projections, wearable technology. SMARTPA Redefining resourceful www.smart-pa.com 0845 872 2262 info@smart-pa.com [1] http://www.accountingweb.com/item/101254 | [2] [http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-46240156/do-business-owners-really-work-that-much-harder]

The Evolution of the Office

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Have you ever stopped to think how much office environments have changed over the years? This infographic by Smart PA offers a number of facts around how much office life has evolved. How did business...

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