The future of the workplace. Will we sit across from holograms? Will we teleport from one conference room to another? Will pens, pencils, and paper become obsolete?
When envisioning the future of the workplace, there is a tendency to think in extremes. We often link the grand concept of “the future” to the fantastical. While technology is evolving at a rapid pace and integrating itself into all aspects of our lives, there is still something to be said for human collaboration. At the root of how we work are the people with whom we work, and the ideas that come from human contact. Therefore, when envisioning the future, it is important to think of technology as something that can adapt to fit natural human functioning, and not the other way around.