This infographic examines the rising office trends for 2014. Offices are constantly changing and diversifying to keep up with technology changes, workforce differences and to always try and increase productivity.
Many office appliances are being phased out and will no longer be needed as more and more office tasks are available online. For example, in 2014 the need for a Rolodex and business cards will be replaced by a smartphone application with is more reliable, saves paper and is completely free. Other traditional office staples such as standard working hours, office cubicles and formal business attire are all running the risk of becoming unnecessary and out of date. A trend that is going to be huge for 2014 is BYOD (Bring You Own Device). Basing its findings on a Deloitte Report, this infographic explains how over ½ of UK smartphones in companies will be through a BYOD scheme by 2016.
More and more people will be working from home and these figures will continue to rise. Due to the nature of many office workers jobs, it is now possible to work completely from home and use applications like GoMeeting and Google Drive to join meetings and share files easily and efficiently. Online Meeting platforms are being used in offices as it instantly lets people join a meeting regardless of location and also saves time setting up meeting rooms, waiting for people to arrive etc.