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  • Is the future of the office digital, physical, or both?
  • Is the future of the office digital, physical, or both?
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Who wants to work in an office?

The office is changing. New technology means employees are more mobile, affecting the physical and cultural dynamics. By 2020, freelancers will make up 40% of the workforce, and rent-an-office spaces and cafés are meeting this new need. So what will the office of the future look like?

Location Northern Europe / North America

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The office is changing. No longer held back by the cumbersome paper documents, printers or scanners that previous workers had to deal with, advances in technology mean employees are more mobile than ever. And this is shaping what the office looks like, both physically and culturally. In the UK, which has shifted from an industrial-based to service-based economy, the vast majority of work now takes place in an office – making this change noticeable. [1]

Around the world, employees themselves are altering the office as well. There are growing numbers of freelance, part-time and work-from-home ...

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