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In "Sitting is the New Side Hustle," we reveal our forecast for the Future of Work in 2030. We explore a world where furniture coordinates everything from personal data collection to generating extra income from energy-producing surfaces. Join us as we delve into the seamless integration of work and life, where values and purpose hold more significance than a paycheck. Employees thrive in a world where access is valued over ownership, leading to innovative co-ownership and new subscription models. Discover how the role of the designer will evolve to include "placemaking" of environments found within and beyond traditional office spaces. Stick around after the forecast as we provide 5 practical takeaways for designers to implement today, shaping a better future!


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Host: Kaelynn Reid

As a Certified Design Futurist and the Host of Kimball International’s Alternative Design podcast, Kaelynn encourages designers to make creative decisions today for a more promising human experience tomorrow.

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By 2030, the workplace landscape will be completely redrawn. 9-5’s will be a thing of the past, making way for more modern forms of time tracking that will unlock completely new paradigms around where the “workplace” actually is. No one will be talking about “work-life balance” anymore, because instead, work and life will be seamless. Employers will offer subscription-based amenities packages that utilize personal data to match employees to the lifestyle they want. But how did we get here?

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