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Going global: The World of Work in 2019 explores what’s in store

Against a background of political turmoil, economic uncertainty, digital disruption and polarised opinions, it is becoming ever more important for…

Against a background of political turmoil, economic uncertainty, digital disruption and polarised opinions, it is becoming ever more important for organisations all over the world to be aware of the twists and turns in navigating the future of work and workplace.

WORKTECH Academy has combined with its seven global partners to create a new report, The World of Work in 2019, which identifies and analyses some big shifts right across the spectrum of disciplines that shape the contemporary workplace.

What is the ‘physical social network’ and will it ‘gamify’ the workplace? Why is the ‘voice revolution’ in workplace technology leading a backlash against open plan? Will the rise of disruptive construction technology (DCT) usher in a new type of sustainable, high-quality, fast-build office? And are we really leaving the ‘workplace era’ and entering the ‘work-life era’ in which place-making, healthy choices, nature and human connections will combine to make a difference?

‘Will disruptive construction technologies really lead to a new type of sustainable, fast-build office?’

These are just some of the questions addressed in The World of Work in 2019. The report also considers why leadership strategy and workplace design require closer integration to solve the continuing puzzle of low productivity, why corporations are creating their own coworking-inspired spaces, and what’s on the menu in food and hospitality as it affects the future of work.

Clearly, there’s not going to be a dull moment in 2019. While digital transformation gathers pace in many companies, others are looking for human-centric design from awe-inspiring experiences to biophilia-rich spaces to transform their workplaces.

WORKTECH Academy worked closely with experts based in its seven Global partners – Aramark/LifeWorks Restaurant Group, BVN Architects, Condeco Software, Fourfront Group, Haworth, Lendlease and UnWork – to produce the report.

The World of Work in 2019 can be accessed here.