The top ten disappearing office tools and trends

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In a survey conducted by LinkedIn, 7,000 members were asked what workplace trends they thought will disappear in the next five years. According to the professionals, the top 10 items and office trends that are becoming rare and could even disappear in the next five years are:

1. Tape recorders (79 percent)
2. Fax machines (71 percent)
3. The Rolodex (58 percent)
4. Standard working hours (57 percent)
5. Desk phones (35 percent)
6. Desktop computers (34 percent)
7. Formal business attire like suits, ties, pantyhose, etc. (27 percent)
8. The corner office for managers/executives (21 percent)
9. Cubicles (19 percent)
10. USB thumb drives (17 percent)
As you can see above, tape recorders and fax machines are becoming obsolete and going out the door fast, but our cubicles are here to stay for a while.

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  1. George

    If your business is in anyway connected internationally, I highly doubt that formal attire is on its way out. Overseas it is a must in every country I have done business everywhere from Kuwait to Japan and if you are nto dressed well you might as well kiss any deal good bye. First impressions count.


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