7 ways 5G networks will change the nature of working environments
5G represents the most important development in the history of mobile communications, so there is a global race to launch, promising a real breakthrough in all areas and will affect the way humans live.
Thanks to improved Internet connectivity and the proliferation of business applications, employees in a wide range of professions are able to work from wherever they want - in their home, in their favorite coffee shop, or on an airplane - and are reported to be more productive and more engaged than if they were. In the office, they probably plan to stay in their jobs longer because of the flexibility of their job site.
In 2017, Nicholas Bloom, a professor of economics at Stanford University, conducted a study on home-based work and its impact on employee productivity. The results showed a staggering increase in productivity, the number of employees leaving their jobs dropped by 50%, and fewer vacations were requested. Sick, regular holidays.
Now, work from home is about to undergo a paradigm shift, especially with the implementation of 5G networks and their ability to enable virtual reality anywhere with Extended Reality (XR), an umbrella that includes: Augmented, virtual reality, mixed reality, and everything in between.
5G networks will help deliver an amazing array of innovative new products and services, thanks to higher connection speeds and faster response time, as the faster and cheaper wireless connectivity, there are many new opportunities.
Imagine being able to fully interact with everything in the physical world, all from a home office, where a factory manager in Seattle can interact with factory workers in Vietnam, and executives can attend a conference in a conference room anywhere in the world. Doctors even assist in surgical operations in distant hospitals directly from their homes or offices.
In other words: although basic Internet access has allowed teleworking to exist, 5G and XR (Extended Reality) networks will allow telework to be done almost as if in a real work environment.
Looking at homework arrangements today: Employees can perform a wide range of jobs remotely; including accounting, programming, graphic design, architecture, database management, and market research.
All of these jobs do not require the physical presence of the employee in the workplace or dealing with material objects such as equipment, production lines. People dealing with equipment will need the capabilities of 5G and XR to work efficiently remotely.
Here are 7 ways that both 5G and XR will change the nature of the business:
1. Bringing the workplace to you:
It is known that the location of our residence depends on where we work, but the proliferation of 5G networks and the expanded reality XR will allow many of us to perform almost any aspect of our functions from anywhere, including those that previously required physical presence or physical tasks, freeing us from Link to a specific place.
2. Specialists will work for multiple companies:
Now, many employees are associated with a single company because of the geographic area in which they live, but in the future surgeons or doctors - currently associated with a specific hospital - may be able to work for many hospitals around the world.
It is also expected to see executives attend a meeting in New York and then move to another meeting in Hong Kong at the same time without having to travel there, as paid employees of two or more companies at once. So more professionals and professionals from all fields can turn to Freelancing.
3. Teleworking will be better than physical presence:
5G and XR will help many managers follow all branches in real-time, as well as provide quick solutions to any problem that arises. For example, a factory manager in the United States will be able to experience a real-time factory branch in another country XR applications put operational, diagnostic, and monitoring data at their fingertips, so they will be in a better position to do their job than anyone else on the site that lacks their capabilities and expertise.
4. Companies that train their employees to use technology will do better:
Large companies such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, AT&T, and JPMorgan Chase are now providing their employees with new skills that fit the new era of artificial intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, and robotics, and will soon support all the new 5G networks. , And enlarged reality in particular.
These companies will be able to train staff anywhere, anytime, on a global scale and with a degree of realism that is indistinguishable from experiential learning on the job. This will, of course, lead to better results for these companies.
5. Companies will need to know how to preserve virtual cultures:
With the importance of fixed workplaces decreasing, companies will have difficulty maintaining the desired culture of the company, and international companies have already faced the signs of this challenge in the recent period, but in the future this problem will become widespread, even in the smallest units of the organization, because meetings between employees will be increasingly reduced .
6- Changing the relationship between companies and employees:
As more people will have the opportunity to work in multiple companies at once, the relationship between companies and employees will change dramatically. How should compensation packages and benefits be structured? What about employee retention strategies?
The fact is that companies that will understand how to take advantage of new technologies to adopt the best methods of dealing with employees, including allowing them to work at the same time other companies, will get the best people and thus more success but will face the challenge of structuring employment contracts to get the maximum benefit from high-performance staff.
7. Increased job fatigue and work stress
Since 5G networks and XR applications will enable many employees to perform their tasks from anywhere, at any time, it may be a misconception that they are available to work around the clock. Those who will work for more than one company may be subjected to double pressures and take on many tasks.
Today, the world of 5G networks and expanded reality seem a bit distant, but when both technologies are available, the way we work will change dramatically. Companies will be racing to build the business and operating models that use these technologies to create a competitive advantage. As they do, work environments will change in a way that completely changes our workplace concepts.