There are two kinds of companies in the world. The first category of companies includes the ones that are always being impacted by changing technology and spend a lot of time trying to find ways to adjust to the changes and accommodate the shifts in the workplace. The other kind of companies are those that see technological innovation coming. They see the changing tech as an opportunity for them to help shape the future and get a leg up on the competition.
You can usually tell what kind of company you’re in just by looking around the building. Is the building designed to work with technology, does the company have a culture of being forward thinking that comes across in every aspect of their office structure and design?
If you are a company that wants to see future technology coming and set your employees up to hit the ground running, here are three websites you should bookmark for regular viewing, according to the IEET article, “Envisioning the World of Tomorrow: a Catalog of Future-Looking Web Sites” by David and Contrary Brin,
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): Seven Revolutions is an “ongoing research effort to identify and analyze the most important trends shaping the world out to the year 2035.”
- Innovation Watch : The Future is Here (compiled by David Forrest) offers links to news on robotics, renewable energy, population, the internet, medicine, and entrepreneurship.
- Singularity Hub (published by Singularity University) provides updates on cutting edge tech, news of breakthroughs in science, health, computing, VR, and digital currency, focusing on the human impacts of technological change.
If your company wants to cultivate a culture of working with technology and helping innovate, you have to create a workplace that reflects this ideology. Please contact us for more information on workplace design that flawlessly integrates technology and facilitates forward thinking.