We are living in times which are defined by dramatic progress in work and life. How people live their lives and do their jobs is becoming indistinguishable. Enterprises wish to support their workforce with capabilities and exhilarating work experiences that ‘they’ want, and literally transform the way they work. This could be at a physical environment or one which is virtual. Technology is becoming a key enabler for current and future workforces whether they are geographically and culturally distributed or going beyond language barriers where the power of AI delivers performance; to using augmented reality that helps in creativity at work.
Here are some predictions with respect to workforce transformation:
- AR/VR will bring more on-site learning and creativity to the workplace
Leaps in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) have been made over the course of 2018 to create more immersive, enhanced visual experiences – and as a result, we’ll see increased adoption in the workplace during 2019. On-site training opportunities and the ability to access data in real-time at the edge will not only fill a skills gap across certain trades and industries but also give the workforce even more freedom to do their best work untethered from the workplace. Further, employees will be able to collaborate and create in real-time through AR and VR experiences – bringing everyone into one virtual environment as if they’re all physically working together.
- Collaboration will break out from the meeting invite
While the notion of working from 9-5 has long evaporated in a world where connectivity and productivity are possible from even the most remote locations, the calendar invites still rules where and when we get together. But that’s all changing as we have the ability to quickly grab a colleague based overseas through new collaboration tools that allow us to make video calls and share files in real time. 2019 will advance collaboration as more enterprises adopt web-based collaboration tools, and device technologies take advantage of advances in wi-fi connectivity and compute power to get more done, better, faster – together.