A recent survey has looked at what pieces of office technology are likely to become obsolete in five years’ time.
Tape recorders, fax machines and rolodexes are surprisingly not yet extinct in UK offices – though they’re very much on the ‘endangered’ list.
More surprising items that look like they’re on the way out include the humble desk phone – as organisations come to rely even more on mobile devices.
But what items will take the dusty corners where the fax machine and Rolodex once stood? When office workers were surveyed, the most popular item they wanted to see was a ping-ping table.
“It’s good to get rid of office clutter,” says David Cannon, Managing Director of workplace designers Maris Interiors. “If you can’t remember the list time you heard the clunk and whirr of your fax machine, maybe it’s time to say goodbye – they do use up an annoying amount of space. I’m baffled who these people are who still use Rolodexes though!”
Notes For The Editor:
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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