The indications as to what we can expect from the future of the workplace are all around us even today.
As technology continues to evolve, the corporate world is developing new business processes that take advantage of technological changes and bring down the costs of doing business.
What will the workplace of the future look like in 50 years? While we would all like to be riding around in flying cars, the reality may be a little less dramatic, but still very exciting.
The future holds changes for all industries that will change the way people work and the way the world does business. Continue reading to learn about the future of voice technology in the workplace.
Voice Recognition Software
Today, interactive phone menus can be operated using voice commands that do not require you to press a single button to talk to the person you need to contact. Cars are being sold that can allow most of their internal functions to be handled by voice commands.
In the future, voice recognition software will play a much larger role in how we do business.
Instead of typing out company correspondence, it will all be dictated to a computer that will generate flawless documents.
Office security will be strengthened by using voice recognition instead of swipe cards and consumer products will become more voice interactive than ever before.
Companies used to want all of their employees working in one office area so that those employees could be better managed and productivity could be monitored.
But telecommuting allows companies to do the same kind of monitoring without paying the additional office space and overhead costs.
Telecommuting has been made more efficient thanks to several advances in Internet technology such as cloud computing and video teleconferencing.
With telecommuting, a company can take advantage of having a talented staff of employees from all over the world without having to spend money on any kind of travel, office, or overhead costs.
For the companies that use office space in the future, the idea of assigning offices to individuals will no longer be the practice.
Companies such as Google have shown that creating common workplaces throughout an office and preventing employees from being tied to one part of the office helps to increase productivity and enhance morale.
Look for more companies to decrease the use of assigned offices and use common workplaces in the future.
Facial Recognition Software
Facial recognition software has become so advanced that there is a hotel in Japan that gives customers the option of using a room key, or utilizing facial recognition software to access their rooms.
As this technology becomes more sophisticated, it will be the way that offices enhance and strengthen security to protect employees and customers.
Wireless networking is still in its infancy as there are issues of signal reliability and security to be worked out.
Some of the most dramatic advancements in technology are coming in the world of wireless technology and while the office of the future may not be truly paperless, it will be wireless.
With each new technological development we see today, we are given a glimpse into how we will do business in the future.
As companies invest in business methods that reduce the cost of doing business, the average workplace continues to change and evolve into something very different that what we have all become accustomed to.