CEO Future Institute Workshop GmbH & Curiosity Council Member
My Vision for Communication
In the future, it’s possible that a range of communication hubs will replace traditional offices spaces – increasing inspiration, learning, and collaboration among teams. Following the principles of “social design”, the architecture of our workplaces will stimulate exchange among colleagues by physically bringing them into direct contact with one another – a feature Artificial Intelligence could optimize, by ensuring those with specific skillsets meet up at the right time and place.
The way in which our workspaces are laid out will greatly influence how we interact with colleagues in the future. The key to effective communication lies in bringing people together...
As departments evolve, company cafeterias could become breeding grounds for new ideas and collaboration.
But we won’t just communicate with our colleagues, we’ll interact regularly with smart algorithms...
Like the artificial intelligence that already helps us to coordinate appointments – a system so sophisticated, it’s often mistaken for a real person and occasionally invited to business dinners!
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Meetings are one of the biggest pain points for communication.
To increase the effectiveness of its meetings – and make them more relevant for those taking part – an innovative telecommunications company introduced Open Friday...
A bi-weekly appointment in which the company’s 150 employees can share or highlight topics for wider discussion.
Breaking off into small groups, colleagues from different departments work together to find solutions and explore new perspectives – reducing the need for traditional meetings.
Asked to describe the ideal working environment, the most innovative employees of a leading architecture and design company named flexibility as the most important factor.
Companies that offer a wide range of conference facilities, personal workstations, outdoor meeting areas, and collaboration spaces keep employees engaged – driving progress and innovation.
The most innovative employees were twice as likely to find inspiration in non-work settings – such as cafeterias, cafes, and parks.