The Future of Work Research Report

The Future of Work. Reshaping the Workplace Today. Building for Tomorrow.

Today’s business leaders face the challenge of creating the future workplace. Because of the advent of new technologies as well as the emergence of Millennials as a major percentage of the workforce, the future workplace will look vastly different than the one we are used to. At the same time, a culture of sharing, transparency, and mobility is entering the business world, as technology barriers lower. This change is being driven by the consumerization of IT, which can be described as the introduction of the popular consumer-grade technologies and devices that are spreading into the workplace for business use.

To better understand the scope and nature of this changes, Chess Media Group conducted a global research study in May 2013, surveying 605 employees who currently use social and collaboration technology tools, and how these tools affect their ability to work efficiently and flexibly.

Three imperatives of the future workplace were discussed in our survey:

  1. Enterprise social and collaboration tools
  2. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies; and 
  3. Flexible work arrangements. 

These items have made their way into the business world and have promoted new ways of working which are increasing in popularity and accelerating at a pace that will be difficult for organizations (and the business leaders that guide them) to ignore or delay acting on for much longer. For those that do delay, they may be left behind in a competitive global economy that will instead reward businesses which can harness the collective intelligence of their workforce.

To learn more, download a free copy of Chess Media Group’s global survey on the Future of Work.