Office Technology Through the Years Infographic
The look, feel and design of office buildings and work spaces has changed drastically over the last few decades. The Office Technology Through the Years Infographic highlights the major changes in offices during the last 50 years.
- 1960s: In the 1960s, the office was a male-dominated environment. Most workers had the same nine-to-five schedule and worked at desk stations with similar layouts and designs.
- 1870s: By the 1970s, typewriters had been fully integrated into the workplace. The modern typewriter was designed to help minimize noise in the office environment.
- 1980s: Desktop computers replaced typewriters in the 1980σ and office demographics became more diverse as more women entered the workforce.
- 1990s: New technologies dominated offices in the 1990s. As computers and fax machines became more prevalent, global business partnerships grew.
- 2000s: With the internet becoming widely available, working remotely became much more feasible. Laptops and cell phones made it easier for workers to be connected to the office 24/7.
- 2015: Technology now dominates most office environments. Mobile devices and cloud computing have made it easier to connect and collaborate in real time with people around the globe.