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Sodexo reveals top trends shaping the future of the workplace

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sodexo recently released its 2018 Global Workplace Trends report, which features insights into the most significant factors affecting the future of work. The report also demonstrates how an improved workplace experience is vital to increasing companies’ performance, resulting in better employee engagement.

The report highlights the increasing presence of robotic and artificial intelligence in the workplace as well as daily life, and outlines the ways that the development of individual and collective human intelligence will guide the impact of technology on life.

“Since 2012, our Global Workplace Trends report has provided an important perspective on the future of many different types of workplace environments, spanning the globe,” said Sylvia Metayer, CEO of Worldwide Corporate Services at Sodexo, in a press release. “By understanding and anticipating these trends, we can more effectively help our clients plan what lies ahead, by experimenting and implementing human-centred and experience-based solutions.”

This year’s trend report focuses on seven topics with one unifying theme: the need for collective intelligence across all workplace segments. The featured trends highlighted in the report include:

  • How Gen Z is reshaping the workplace in new and exciting ways where technology, flexibility, well-being and quality of life are concerned;
  • How IoT-supported workplace environments create the opportunity to engage business and employees more effectively by improving comfort in physical spaces, flexibility, precision and ultimately, quality of life for everyone;
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent workplace by allowing employees to bring their full spectrum of emotions to work, and aligning their fundamental human needs and motivations;
  • How some organizations are redefining their business models to leverage the benefits of the sharing economy;
  • Creating a gender-balanced workplace by examining the barriers that are holding back women;
  • Enhancing the employee experience and help organizations perform at their best using human capital management 3.0; and
  • Shaping corporate responsibility strategies by giving employees a voice in the company.

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