Tech workers expect offices to be transformed in the future with 4D printing, retina scans, robots and VR meetings, according to new research from Dice, the online career site for the technology community.
Tech pros believe whiteboards will be replaced by interactive projectors (51%), security fobs by figer print recognition (34%) and conference calls by virtual reality meetings (30%). Over a third (37%) believe offies of the future will be paperless and 21% say teleconferences will be replaced by holograms.
The majority of tech professionals (96%) agree that the office environment is important to their happiness and well-being. Yet nearly half say their current office environment doesn’t promote creativity (48%) and 52% say buildings in the UK are not suitable for tech businesses.
In the future, shared working spaces (49%), free food and drink at in-house restaurants (45%), facial recognition software (39%) and space to take breaks from technology, such as tech-free relaxation zones (37%), will be the norm. One quarter think there will no longer be physical offies, as businesses go virtual.