Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Future - Work

Most work involves interacting with people either through e-mail, the telephone, or in meetings. In the future all of this will be done via an electronic device and the internet (which is possible in some fashion today). Thus, employees will not need to be in the same physical location. The future of work will be more and more remote. In other words, having large buildings where all the employees of a particular company gather to "work" will not be necessary. Just think of the ramifications. You will be able to work from anywhere in the world. You will be able to work at any time you wish. You will be able to travel and work. There will also be trade offs. You will never be "away" from work or "off" of work. It will also be much easier to replace you since there will be a larger pool of prospective replacements (since you can hire anyone in the world).Technology is transforming the way we work. I am not sure it will be for the better, but it might and it will be different.

What do you think?