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Office Evolution From Ancient Age To Digital Age (e-Working)

Evolution, organisational changes, technological development and modern ways of working are transforming the workplace. We spend more time in the work cubicle than ever before. The office seems to be a second home, and its structure and design have an important impact on our productivity, happiness and well-being. Throughout the evolution of mankind, we see natural development in different stages, changing from the Ancient Age to the Digital Age in cultural, economic, technological and design aspects. During this timeline, the emphasis on the office has shifted towards the employee’s work-life-balance. This has led to dramatic changes in the shape, purpose and design of our workplaces. But the appearance of Covid-19 has turned our personal and working lives upside down. The world’s biggest e-working experiment has begun. However, should we work from home indefinitely now? How is the world of the office evolving? What could the office look like after the ongoing historical transitions? In our paper, we have studied the history of the office and its future perspectives.

Michal Beno
Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice


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