An Outlook on the Changing Nature of the Work Environment
The world is changing dramatically in ways that will have a signiﬁcant impact on everyday life. By 2025, the explosion in world population and automobile ownership, as well as urbanization trends, will make physical travel even more complex and time-consuming. In contrast, technology will continue to shrink, disa...ppearing into the fabric of our lives, eventually becoming so small that it will be embedded in our clothes and environment.
Yet even while technology increasingly disappears, the inﬂuence it has on each of us will increase dramatically, fostered by cloud computing and massively expanded use of personal data.
The Future of Work
This paper identiﬁes trends likely to shape the future of work and provides the reader with information and ideas to imagine the future that is rushing toward us.
It grew out of a Workplace of the Future Summit held at Intel in Haifa, Israel. Related research within Intel Labs, in addition to signiﬁcant external research, has provided the source material for the conclusions drawn.
The content of this paper is focused on changes likely to impact global companies with a large number of knowledge workers, though many observations will apply more broadly.