The New Living Workplace
Today, new technologies in the workplace are taking hold. We have more forms of communication in the workplace then ever before – e-mail, landline calls, instant messages, texts, video calls, social media, mobile calls, VoIP, SMS, conferencing and more.
This adoption of so many types of new technologies isn’t necessarily happening as a matter of IT policy or top-down control; it’s happening due to the broader acceptance of employees bringing their own personal technology into the workplace. The advent of so many different tools has not only shifted the way we communicate and collaborate but is also shifting the way we work. Most significantly, it’s reducing the need to be in a traditional office to work effectively.
Skype commissioned a survey with InCites Research in December 2010 to look at these trends. The survey results were analyzed and packaged by GigaOm Pro, and it’s now available to you in a report for download from Skype’s new Living Workplace website.
Why do I call it The Living Workplace? Because the notion of work is being re-invented. How we communicate and collaborate is at the crux of this change, and is driven by new technology. This Living Workplace is open and flexible. It supports remote working, where it doesn’t matter if you’re at your office, home, an airport or a coffee shop. It acknowledges that your personal and work lives co-exist, and it understands that being able to bring your personal technology choices into the workplace can help you and your business achieve the best possible results.
So, check out the downloadable report, and learn more about the Living Workplace.