At Sharp, we think people are the true power of any business and that the more empowered they are, the more successful your business can be. And with people at the heart of our purpose for developing future technology, it is therefore all-important to fully understand their working lives, both today and tomorrow.
Using our own research and current commentary, we are pleased to now share the findings with you as we push the workplace forward together.
Gen Z’s and Millennials are the next generation of workers who will shape the world of work for years to come. Their career aspirations, attitudes towards work, and knowledge of new technologies will define the culture of the future workplace.
At Sharp we previously conducted a series of workshops and focus groups with young professionals new to the world of work, to find out first hand their vision for the ‘workplace of the future’.
To build on these insights, we surveyed more than 6,000 office workers young and old in small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) across Europe, to understand how the global pandemic has impacted their needs and priorities for the future.
As snapshot of the findings is included a new report which also offers expert advice from future of work psychologist Viola K. Kraus on what to consider when choosing workplace solutions to support new ways of working.
In the new era of collaboration, how do we unite such a diverse spread of perspectives and what role can technology play that is intuitive for every age group?
Purpose-led companies and social awareness are often seen as today’s business buzzwords but at Sharp, we are proud of a much longer history of giving back to employees, business partners and our valued customers.
As traditional managerial hierarchies have broken down and matrix management structures with multiple stakeholders become the norm, so we now see the workplace as more of a collaborative environment.
To be ready for the future we need to understand the mindset, fears and opportunities that tomorrow’s workforce believe this new technology will create.
The impact of technology on the future workplace doesn’t just affect the people at work, it affects where they work too. Millennials see two types of workplace in the future: virtual and physical.
For Millennials, finding the right place to work is only part of their ambition. Not only are they looking for the right environment, but they are also looking for somewhere to develop their skills.
The group we spoke to told us that they want closer relationships with their managers so they feel comfortable with expressing opinions and highlighting issues. They told us they don’t see their job as just a job, but rather as an important part of their lives.
Think you know what the future holds?
Why not take our Workplace of the Future quiz to see if you’re ready to face the demands of tomorrow’s workforce.
The people we spoke to were worried about being overwhelmed by technology and vast amounts of information. But what other issue was a genuine concern for them?
Personal data safety
Malware and viruses
What do millennials think technology should take away at work, so they can focus on jobs that require a more personal touch?
We discovered that people working in a more casual setting become more likely to bond, despite age, hierarchical level and…..?
The workforce of the future believes technology has a positive impact on society and could be a tool for promoting what?
Debate and discussion
Diversity and inclusion
What percentage of the people we spoke to said they would take a pay cut to find work that matched their values?
Maybe you’re not quite ready for the future. Why not read our future of work articles for a bit of insight, or give us a call to find out more?
You’re definitely thinking about the future but there’s still a lot you could learn to help you be ready. Take a look at our articles to see what you’re missing.
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