You will be hard pressed to find someone who has not seen a YouTube video at some point in their lives, but did you know that businesses are now using the site for making their own promotional videos? Advertising has changed dramatically due to social media sites in general, but YouTube videos are on the rise. And the best part is that they are free to make and watch. People who do not like to be seen on video are not liking this new trend one bit, but those who are not camera-shy are able to show their fun quirky side. or their polished professional side, depending on the company’s preference.
Another trend emerging is the use of tablets, laptops and other devises off site. Some people have the luxury of bringing their computer to a meeting that is held away from their desk. Whether it is on their work site or miles away. People are connected in a way that was not possible decades ago. This is both good and bad. People do not get to “unplug” so to speak. In some industries, it is expected that employees respond to email and messages around the clock to keep up with competitors. Employees do not get to relax if they are out of the office if they have to carry a company cell phone.
Workplace trends are constantly evolving and it will be interesting to see how these changes play out in the future. For more information about work place trends contact us.