With technology changing rapidly, more and more employers are considering the advantages which can be achieved from working beyond the office floor.
In the future, this trend is set to become increasingly pronounced with employees spending more of their work life operating remotely, at least according to a recent report from Intel Security on the future of work.
The report predicts the situation people will be facing in 2025, across their home, social and work lives. In the work sphere, the big trends employees can expect will be around working remotely, with vital corporate components like business strategy handled online.
Self-employment is set to become far more common over the next decade, with an ever increasing number of workers operating as their own bosses and being contracted to fill certain roles.
Employees with permanent work are also expected to see considerable changes, as work moves out of the office and either into the home or into community hubs where employees can arrange ad hoc meetings without being permanently tied to a desk.
In turn, offices will become more collaborative and social environments, with employees coming in once or twice a week in order to have face-to-face meetings.
These flexible working conditions will let employees contribute regardless of their physical location, thanks to cloud-based services and technology like virtual conferencing.
In the face of rapidly changing work conditions, many Australians have a positive outlook. Exactly half of those surveyed as part of the study were comfortable with the rate of technological change, while 30 per cent were neutral about the future of technology.
While these technologies are set to become commonplace by 2025, many of them are available now. Integrating cloud computing into your strategy execution, for example, can let your employees engage with the company's planning from any workplace around the world.