Office Technology Through the Years

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The following infographic shows changes in office and workspace technology.

  • The 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.
  • The 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.
  • The 1980s: Desktop computers replaced typewriters in the 1980σ and office demographics became more diverse as more women entered the workforce.
  • The 1990s: New technologies dominated offices in the 1990s. As computers and fax machines became more prevalent, global business partnerships grew.
  • The 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.
Office Technology Through the Years
Credit: Suddath

Credit: Suddath

 

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