"We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe."
The news about too much sitting just keeps getting worse: organ damage, cancer, bone damage...the list goes on.
Finally there are real recommendations for how long we should sit and stand in the office.
Inactivity is the second most costly risk factor for employers (behind obesity). This article indicates it kills more people than HIV!
While the vast majority of sales for fitness trackers and smartwatches are going to consumers now, research suggests close to a fifth of sales will come from enterprise and industry customers by 2020.
Smart Workplace 2040 anticipates changes to our working environment and has far reaching consequences for organizations, Corporate Real Estate Management and Facilities Management functions.
We participated in the global panel that helped shape this report. It's an amazing look at what the future of work may look like.
Among the takeaways: Work will be redefined by:
- Adaptable, radical working patterns
- Choice: Workers will decide where and how they want to work.
- Location: ‘Trophy workplaces’ will provide a highly experiential environment.
- Entrepreneurship will be the norm thanks to technological advances.
- Collaboration will be a major driver of enterprise performance.
- Human services will be seen as a premium offering; support services will enhance the experience as users interact with their surroundings.
- Health and wellness will be prioritized over work.
- A heavy reliance on networks and “crowdsourcing” to co-create product ideas.
It's a beautiful piece of work and an important read for anyone involved in workplace strategy, real estate, or the many tangential businesses.
The author poses the good question of why we're spending so much money on public transportation and so little on encouraging more remote work.