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The Evolution of the Office, An infographic – How Modern Offices Have Evolved And What to Expect in the Future

The Evolution of the Office 1995 2014 300 sq ft 225 sq ft In 1995 the average office space per employee was 300 square feet. In 2014 it is 225 square feet or less. The world's largest office building is The Pentagon in the U.S.A It has over 3.7 million square feet of space and 23,000 employees work in the building 3% 2012 2013 Global office rents increased by 3% in 2013 according to a Cushman & Wakefield report on office space across the world. The world's first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago erected in 1884 and 1885. It was 10 stories tall with its peak at 138 feet. Offices based in the upper floors of skyscrapers in Hong Kong sell for US$69,222 per square metre. Top 5 Most Expensive Office Locations * / SQM / Year (Rent & Additional Costs) West End, London Central, Hong Kong Kremlin Area, MosCOW Finance Street, Beijing 5 Central Wards, Tokyo Key Milestones in Modern Office Design Mid 1990's Virtual Office Early 1900's Taylorism This style was a 'factory floor completely open plan large space, where employees were packed in together and managers had private offices. While utilizing space is key, the full application of this style includes professional live communications. Examples include telecommuters, centralised call centres, voicemail services and rent-by-the-hour meeting / conference rooms. 1960-1970's Burolandschaft A German style office planning system where executive office suites were taken out and in came side by side workstations with the layout undivided. 1970 - 1990's Action Office Cubicles Office cubicles were created as a way to increase employee productivity. It consisted of lots of work surfaces, display shelves and partitions, providing privacy and space to display works in progress. Office Tools & Technology 1950's Vs. 2010's Diall-Up Telephone Mobile Smartphone Microsoft Outlook Contacts Rolodex Cloud Computing Filing Cabinets Cloud Computing Typewriter Laptop Post Email Plane Tickets Skype Paper Microsoft Word The Office of the Future Workstations Work stations will become much more social and integrate the latest mobile technology, miniature wireless devices, and WiFi. Pop-Up-Pods, workstations using ergonomic chairs, and long multi-functional work desks for employee collaboration, will become common place in technology, marketing and lifestyle companies. Innovative Tools Companies will look to the technology giants to lead the way in finding innovative ways to help employees help themselves. An example includes Facebook where they have Vending machines to dispense keyboards, headphones and power sources to employees. BYOD Telecommutingt Bring Your Own Devices is a rising trend. A Deloitte report on BYOD outlined that almost 70% of professionals use a personal smartphone to access corporate data. Telecommuting employees are expected to increase by 21% in the US by 2016 and the trend is growing worldwide. Providing and implementing a co-ordinated BYOD policy is the best strategy. Web-based conferencing services will provide off-site employees with real-time access to meetings and reduce the need to travel. Deloitte predicts that over /2 UK smartphones in companies will be through a BYOD scheme by 2016. References jpg All Systems Commercial Fitouts oi Di €2,122 €1,432 €1,092 €1,027 €1,003

The Evolution of the Office, An infographic – How Modern Offices Have Evolved And What to Expect in the Future

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The workplace is constantly evolving and adapting. As new technologies and work practices come to the fore the office environment is subject to change. Over the past 50 years offices have changed in b...


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