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What changes is the way how people work, the tasks they perform, their relationships with other people in the workplace, as well as the overall surrounding

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I. INTRODUCTION Working is what we do--Most people spend the majority of their lifetime on. Everything that surrounds us is the effect of others' work. When we need something, we usually pay for it and the money goes to those who have produced (worked)that thing. This very basic relationship will not probably change in the future, as it has not changed since the beginning of humanity. What changes is the way how people work, the tasks they perform, their relationships with other people in the workplace, as well as the overall surrounding. Things are changing everyday in the business world:- the way companies act and organized. Fashionable terms and concept1 (buzzword) have been created to cope with the challenges of the new coming era : the "Knowledge era"2. As knowledge will be the central element of the new era, the employee and his workplace will be the focusing main attention. The era main characteristics, which make it truly different from the past, will be the way & speed of economy and business. The "Knowledge era" Global Market is becoming a reality and will only increase so in the future. Competition among existing players is getting fiercer and competitors enter the marketplace from anywhere in the world. ...read more.


Working at home has the following negative and positive aspects: - NEGATIVE POSITIVE 1. No social interaction. * You have your own time & space to work20 2. There might be overlap between * Saving time & costs of travelling "Professional role" and "Family role".21 * Save space & cost of office 3. The quality and time of * Avoid Harassment & Bias the work can be affected. 4. Team working is much more difficult. There are certainly more aspects and it is difficult to determine whether working at home is good or not. Some will work at home, others not - is that the compromise? Or is there an alternative ? 1.1 TELECOTTAGES An interesting solution could be "Work Centres"22. This is not traditional office23 , They would be located all over and people living nearby24 would be going there to work thus ensured social interaction.25 All the negative elements of teleworking would be rectify. The "professional role" and "family role" would be distinct and the quality of the work would not be affected by household matters. Secondly, the "Work Centres" would eliminate/reduce the long journey to work and company would save on huge overhead on prime city-central office or even do not have to rent anymore. ...read more.


They will be high level specialists32 in a given field. Second, Managers will have similar roles to a coach. They will rather take care of the right functioning of teams, will improve the communication there, help to resolve conflicts and so on. V. SUMMARY The future workplace will probably be much different from what we know by now and what we are used to. The character of the work will change continuously as we will live in a fast moving economy with high competition and changing consumers' needs. The employee will be able to adapt to the changes via lifetime education. He will be effectively backed by Info-technology. It will not be a must to work in fix location. Work will be performed in the place where it will be the most effective, probably in several places - like Teleworking and "Work Centres". The "Job package" will tend to disappear and will be replaced by self-management and work according to actual needs. The workplace of the future seems to be a promising one. Putting everything into a nutshell :- * Your working life will span 25 years, not 45 years. * Most of your education will take place outside the classroom33. * Corporate retirement funds will become a thing of the past34. * Half of all jobs available will be part-time, not full-time. ...read more.

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