The boundaries between work and life and between employer and employee have blurred and warped, with gig workers carving out their own schedules and hybrid offices promoting asynchronous work. Technologies such as AI, robotics, and more will be the keystones of how people work; new collaboration models, office solutions, and dynamic labor markets will be the keys to solving the new frictions that have arisen from the new normal.
Communicating across home offices and time zones is the biggest pain point plaguing hybrid work. Tools that allow employees to contribute when they want and how they want, will see permanent mass adoption.
Companies have experimented with myriads of workplace models, and it is clear that there is no one size fits all solution. Accordingly, there will be upheaval in the way we optimize our cities and offices and how we organize our work and play.
Instead of using tools that were designed before hybrid work, effective teams will gravitate towards tools that facilitate asynchronous collaboration. Be it VR or intelligent scheduling, there will come a new wave of productivity tools designed with hybrid work in mind.
With incumbents claiming the low hanging fruit, the next wave of labor marketplaces are tackling more complex services. Tutoring, plumbing, and other well defined skills can and will be matched to employers potentially instantly.