How tech will enable the workers of the future
Whether it be about reducing the daily commute, or achieving a better work-life balance, flexible or remote work offers a number of enticing prospects for the modern employee. With the sheer amount of communication technologies available, working remotely is less of a privilege for the lucky few, and more an assumed part of any company.
Digital design platform Canva is one example of a company that embraces employing remote workers, while also retaining their more ‘traditional’ office space in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Speaking with Ross Greenwood on the Origins Australia podcast, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Canva Cameron Adams spoke to how they manage their remote workers around the world.
Working spaces for a future that craves flexibility
Along with the proliferation of more remote work opportunities comes the desire for spaces that can house remote workers temporarily. Enter co-working. From spaces like WeWork, to Fishburners and more, many companies are making it big in the area of communal workplaces. These spaces are similar to a traditional office, but are typically taken up by freelancers or start-ups and offer the freedom, flexibility and amenities that the standard office might not.
Given these kinds of spaces are often occupied by entrepreneurs and startups trying to make their way through the market, a fostered sense of ‘anything can be done’ provides that purpose that so many of today’s employees crave from their jobs.
While remote work remains an area still to be explored by many, the shift to embracing it, and flexible work more generally, is becoming a big part of what will shape the future of work. The expectations that come with this shift indicates that many of today’s global citizens crave work that gives them purpose beyond personal profit. With this, the development of unique and collaboratively-designed spaces to accommodate have become a booming business in itself.
This all shows that the way we’ll be working in the future is likely to change, but will this bring us more overall satisfaction?