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.

Credit: Suddath

Office Technology Through the Years
Credit: Suddath