Agile working is on the advance: the classic workstation with required presence will give way to flexible forms of working. Ongoing digitalisation and virtualisation of knowledge and communication mean that knowledge processors are no longer bound to a desk in a company. In future, people will basically be able to work at any time and at any location via increasingly powerful mobile devices and broadband connections together with innovative and secure cloud technologies.
Employees will have to be more willing to accept and more open to change. This need for flexibility entails a number of aspects: Knowledge and experience erode much faster than is currently the case. We will witness disruptive developments in terms of technology over the next few years. I'm thinking in particular of display technologies, HMI (Human Machine Interface) or artificial intelligence. The workplaces of the future will be designed very specifically and also very flexibly."