The Future of Work
We invited over 50 kids to share views on the future of work. What we heard was a fascinating and uncompromising exploration into the future workplace, with infinite possibility.
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Predictions into the future are so often guided by our understanding of the world as it is today. But through the eyes of children, we can open our eyes to a world unrestricted by today's limitations. Read our latest report on the future of the workplace, as told by its future occupants, children! We’ve asked some industry experts too. We hope you enjoy the read.
Here’s just some of the amazing children who gave up their precious time to come in and share their views on the future of the workplace.
Jake and Joshua
What do you think makes a good boss?
"If someone was working really hard you could treat them, and if they keep doing it you can treat them over and over again. And then if they do it 5 times in a row, you could give them a really really good treat!"
Sofia and Amelie
“If you bring pets in you can bring them into the pet room. We would also have a play area.”
“I would have a relaxation room and you can talk in there if you want to”.
Lily and Bibi
“In the entrance, we would have a swing and a weeping willow which would have water coming out into the pool.”
Danny and May
“The office I designed was in space and had massive windows that you could look into space. And it was very very high tech”.
"What would make a good boss? One that understand when people make mistakes and gives them a lot of money”.
Ethan and Edie
“Mini Alexa that you can clip onto your clothes and iPads built into the tables.”
“I want a swimming pool and a chandelier above a table which projects TV programmes onto it”
Charlie and Mavie
“Alexa fixed into the table, fingerprint on a scanner to enter the building and just outside the desk area is a place to park your car”
Anya and Eshen
“I would have a storage room for things that people weren't using.”
“I want to be an engineer because I like electricity.”
Amy and Scarlett
“I want a stage and snack bar”
"AI and automation will transform the business landscape and the sorts of work we do, but it will also have profound implications for the places we work. We might think we know what smart cities and smart buildings are but we ain’t seen nothing yet. This will not just be about the introduction of sensors and systems that improve the functioning of the building, but also about how it serves the people who occupy the space and their wellbeing"
Gary Chandler, CEO, Area & the wider Fourfront Group