Every year, industry think-tanks come up with predictions about what the New Year will have in store for the business sector. The anticipated collaboration of AI and humans took the centre stage in corporate conversations in 2019, and the result of it was quite impressive. The topic has by far reached the shores of fruition, however there are still some aspects of the whole incorporation, which are still underway and are worthy enough for a fierce debate. It is again anticipated that the influence of AI will garner a lot of discussion this year as well, along with other potential trends.

So, what trends look promising enough to transform the corporate landscape in 2020? Many expert agencies, such as LinkedIn, have been working proactively in analysing the market situation and releasing the list of top trends which might impact businesses on a large scale. Time and again, the predictions have been mostly true. Therefore, in this blog we discuss some trend predictions and their scope for the year 2020.

How voice is activating the workplace

In collaboration with Oracle, LinkedIn conducted a research on the use of AI assisted voice activation services. The results revealed that voice activation and recognition softwares have been used by people proactively in various fields. 31% used it in their cars, 18% in meetings and 25% at their desk. While a mammoth of them have installed voice activation systems like smart speakers and electronics.

Organisations are touted to test voice activation systems at workplace to automate and simplify routine tasks. JLL, a real estate company headquartered in the United States has achieved a major breakthrough by devising an AI voice assistant named ‘JILL’ to assist employees in booking conference rooms, convey messages to colleagues, check cafeteria menus and other miscellaneous things.

Employee Monitoring

Work fallacy, depleting productivity, unjustified work hours and deadline violations are things that have irked many organisations since the inception of corporate culture. While employee monitoring has received active criticism from workforces, citing privacy concerns; increasing violations have compelled companies to put in place proper monitoring processes to have a strict overlook on their activities. According to a survey, only 20% of companies has employee monitoring systems in place. The figure is set to rise to 80% in 2020.

Tougher time for employees in future?