HT TECH wants to start sending you push notifications. Click allow to subscribe

New Ericsson study sheds light on employees’ expectations about future workplace

A new Ericsson study offers insights about the sentiments of white-collar employees and their expectations for their future workplace.

By: HT TECH
Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:52 IST
New report puts spotlight on the future workplace of 2030 (Pixabay)
New report puts spotlight on the future workplace of 2030 (Pixabay)

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink the future of workplaces. Already, many firms have embraced the work from home culture. But what is next? A new Ericsson report sheds light on what white-collar employees expect from the future workplace.

In the latest Ericsson IndustryLab study, The Dematerialized Office, covers early adopter white-collar employees in 16 countries such as Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico, India, and Japan. Over 8,400 white-collar workers were surveyed.

You may be interested in

Mobiles Tablets Laptops
7% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹148,900₹159,900
Buy now
28% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
  • Green
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹107,999₹149,999
Buy now
Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Obsidian
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹106,998
Check details
Apple iPhone 15 Plus
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹87,900
Check details
21% OFF
Acer Swift Go SFG14 41 NX KG3SI 002 Laptop
  • Pure Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹58,990₹74,999
Buy now
41% OFF
Acer Aspire 5 A515 57G Laptop
  • Gray
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹52,990₹89,999
Buy now
22% OFF
Acer Aspire 3 A315 24 NX KDESI 004 Laptop
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹33,499₹42,999
Buy now
40% OFF
Asus VivoBook 15 X515JA BQ322WS Laptop
  • Transparent Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹30,990₹51,990
Buy now
35% OFF
Xiaomi Pad 6
  • Mist Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹25,999₹39,999
Buy now
55% OFF
Lenovo Tab M10 5G
  • Abyss Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹20,999₹47,000
Buy now
32% OFF
Realme Pad 2
  • Imagination Grey
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹19,678₹28,999
Buy now
Honor Pad X9
  • Gray
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹14,999
Check details

“The IndustryLab report, The dematerialized office explores white-collar employees user perspective on the future virtual workplace using Augmented reality and Virtual reality technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch to be a reality by 2030,” said the company on its website.

ALSO READ: Degrees to digital avatars of students to 'mixed reality' tech: IITs' convocation during Covid-19

According to the report, half of the respondents said they want a digital workstation that gives them a full-sense presence at work, from anywhere. They also hope firms will help employees improve their home office environment.

Another takeaway from the report, quite obvious though, nearly 6 in 10 employees foresee an increase in online meetings. They also stressed the need for evolving digital meetings so that they can become as effective as the physical meetings.

ALSO READ: Google wants everyone to use its AR tools

The internet of senses will most likely be used for marketing and sales, with 59% saying that spatial video and 50% saying digital temperature will be used to have more immersive engagements with customers by 2030, said the report.

While 66% think that by 2030, technology will enable them to sense when a colleague is upset, that also means their employer will know when they themselves are upset, added the report.

“During this COVID-19 isolation, people everywhere are rediscovering the importance of the smells and the flavours and the sheer physicality of the locations they normally frequent and do business in. In fact, the pandemic has created a tipping point for what white-collar workers expect of the future digital office,” says Dr Michael Björn, Head of Research Agenda, Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab, and author of the report.

“Office work will not go back to the way it was before the pandemic. Instead, employees will spend more time working digitally and, for this reason, drive the need for future technologies on a scale and at a pace that was unimaginable only a year ago.”

You can read the full report here.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on ,Twitter, Facebook, , and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 01 Nov, 13:18 IST

Sale

Mobiles Tablets Laptops
4% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
  • Titanium Black
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹129,999₹134,999
Buy now
5% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹137,990₹144,900
Buy now
13% OFF
Xiaomi 14
  • Matte Black
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
₹69,999₹79,999
Buy now
8% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Plus
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹82,600₹89,900
Buy now
33% OFF
Xiaomi Pad 6
  • Mist Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹26,999₹39,999
Buy now
53% OFF
Lenovo Tab M10 5G
  • Abyss Blue
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹21,999₹47,000
Buy now
30% OFF
Realme Pad 2
  • Imagination Grey
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹20,339₹28,999
Buy now
31% OFF
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Silver
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Storage
₹9,990₹14,500
Buy now
23% OFF
Infinix INBook X1 Neo XL22 Laptop Intel Celeron Quad Core 8 GB 256 GB SSD Windows 11
  • Blue
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
₹22,990₹29,990
Buy now
33% OFF
Asus TUF Gaming F15 FX507ZV LP094W Laptop
  • Mecha Gray
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹57,990₹85,990
Buy now
37% OFF
Asus Vivobook K15 OLED KM513UA L712WS Laptop
  • Indie Black
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹51,990₹81,990
Buy now
30% OFF
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IU HA246TS Laptop
  • Eclipse Grey
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹90,990₹129,990
Buy now
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS