Workplaces are connected to the outside world better than ever with technology and social media. These new forms of communication technology provide employers with a fast and easy way to access information about potential employees. Beercules, anyone? The technology being used enables us to work more efficiently (Bradwell & Reeves, 2008).
More recently, the internet has allowed for a shift from traditional home lifestyles to one with more fluidity. This type of liquid lifestyle can make it difficult to differentiate between professional and personal life. An example that comes to mind is daily vloggers on YouTube. These individuals film and share their everyday activities. The SacconeJoly’s and Louis Cole have filmed their everyday lives for the past five or so years.
Although it is very much in the developmental stages, generations to come will be provided with fully integrated technologies in the workplace. Many people don’t even realise they are living a liquid lifestyle. Traditional offices have slowly transitioned into liquid labour spaces, with the introduction of media sources. Most desks in the workplace contain a computer, and almost every individual sitting at that desk owns a smartphone.
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