Prediction 2021: Bring Your Own Office
Today’s pandemic is a humanitarian and economic disaster but if this were 2005, the economic ruin would be much worse. This summer, despite the pandemic, tens of millions of white-collar workers were not laid off. Their jobs were saved by broadband access, Bring Your Own (BYO) and major executive attitude changes. In the face of the crisis, executives treated their cognitive workers as adults, approved Work From Home and showed resilience over control.
Meanwhile, commoditization drove BYO office, Zoom, personal devices and personal software choices.
By 2025, cognitive workers will control their personal means of production and management will focus on achieving business goals. Read Peter Drucker.