For those who still work in a traditional office environment with one assigned desk, cubicle, or office, this may seem like a pipe dream, but according to “The Future Workspace”, by 2020, one in three people will have the ability to work anywhere they want. Mobile technology has slowly nudged even the most traditional companies toward embracing a more open, flexible culture. Mobile phones, wireless, coworking and coffee shops have given many people the opportunity to get out of the office, keep their job, and even more to a remote location.

The workspace will continue to progess into a hybrid experience where it will be defined as everything from a state of mind that’s independent of time of day or place, to a shared workspace environment such as co-working. Another mark of change is that people increasingly feel that an office isn’t necessary as long as they have access to the appropriate technology to do their job. It used to be that if you weren’t in your seat, you weren’t working. Now the entire office space is your workspace. HR leaders are also noticing that autonomy can reduce turnover and drive performance.

Here at Executive Suites & Services we continue to study human and workforce behaviors and trends so our offerings can evolve as quickly as our work styles. Stay tuned…