What will the future of work look like?

Working in marketing for a global technology company you get to hear plenty of opinions from industry leaders and IT evangelists about what the future of work will look like. But what about those looking in on the business world from the outside, and what can academics bring to the table to shed light on how we’ll be working in the future?

In an innovative new research programme sponsored by Ricoh, the Economist Intelligence Unit sets out to identify the key trends that will shape the world of work in the next 10 to 15 years. They commissioned articles from leading thinkers around the world for their views on technology, design and the social and environmental sciences. Specifically, it includes strategic thinking around:

– Everywhere ergonomics
– Technological innovation
– Workplace demographics
– Working networks

The results so far are fascinating and will continue to be published over the next few weeks. I won’t give the game away here, so to read the articles in full, and to find out more about The future of work research, visit

To learn more about how Ricoh is helping to shape the future workplace, visit

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