Over the last two years, for most of us, the workday started something like this:
- Wake up (after hitting the snooze button five times)
- Get up, brush your teeth, eat breakfast
- Look at your Twitter/Instagram feed for too long
- Put on an old t-shirt and pair of sweats
- Log into your remote work platform and start
For the rest of the day, you sit around in your chair, mess around your house, finish tasks, and occasionally waste time.
Sounds about right?
For many people, remote work life seemed great in the beginning. But things went south real quick.
Now, nearly 70% of remote team members report feeling at least some burnout symptoms. Yes, most of us find ourselves feeling overworked, longing for the good old days of the office.
What if something could shake you up and make you feel more like... normal work? Let's talk about the Metaverse workplace.
What the Metaverse Is and Why it Matters
Unlike other “modern” technologies, the concept of the Metaverse is actually quite new.
Neal Stephenson introduced the term in his 1992 novel "Snow Crash." Neal described the Metaverse as a collective virtual shared space, accessible to all Internet users via computer.
Three decades ago, all of this sounded far-fetched. Technology has made leaps and bounds in recent years, and now, the Metaverse is reality.
Of course, we're still years away from plugging in and completely immersing ourselves in a virtual world.
But check out these examples of the Metaverse:
- Back in 2020, more than 12 million users attended a virtual concert starring rapper Travis Scott in Fortnite
- Somnium Space is a VR platform that allows users to build, buy, and trade virtual real estate
- We already have avatar-based, 3D social networks like IMVU that allow users to attend gatherings, shop, and earn real money from sales.
- Software like Kosy Office allows remote team members to gather in a Metaverse workplace, hang out together, and brainstorm ideas in real-time.
It's already impacting the way we work…
The Virtual Work Environment: How Will It Affect Us?
The Metaverse workplace is still in its early days, but it's clear that it will have a profound impact on the way we work.
For starters, the Metaverse will help to bridge the gap between remote and in-office work.
Teams will be able to meet in a virtual space, regardless of their location. That'll improve communication and collaboration between team members.
The Metaverse workplace will also help create a more efficient workday. Rather than sitting at home and working on your own, you’ll be able to gather in a virtual space and work together.
This will help to improve productivity and creativity. And, it will help to reduce the number of time team members spend on non-work-related tasks.
Transition to the Metaverse Workplace
OK, let's sum up things so far:
- We're all starting to feel the effects of remote work life
- Luckily there's this thing called Metaverse that could ease the effects of remote work
- While the technology is still in its infancy, there are platforms that can help us
Are you still with us? Good.
Now, the Metaverse may have many positive sides, but onboarding your team may take some time.
It all depends on your choice of a Metaverse workplace. There are many platforms out there. When choosing a platform, here are some things to keep in mind:
- It needs to be easy to use
- The interface has to be intuitive
- It should (at least) marginally better than the current tools used in the day to day such as Zoom, Hangouts and Teams
If you allow us to plug our platform for a minute (thank you, you're too kind!), we'll point out that Kosy Office does all of this, plus more.
It allows you to design a workspace to your liking - you can even create a layout based on your real-world workspace - and to add team members easily.
All they need to do is create an avatar based on a selfie, click the link you sent them, and start grinding.
All of this Metaverse talk brings us to the most important question…
What's a 9-to-5 Work Day in the Metaverse Like?
Before we talk about the regular 9-to-5, there are some things you need to understand about platforms like Kosy. While the Metaverse is limitless, there are some rules you need to follow.
Three rules of the Metaverse office are:
- Spatiality (Your avatar can move around the office freely, and it can only be heard by others around it.)
- Continuance (Everything you're working on will stay when you close and reopen your virtual office)
- Integrations (Built-in collaborative integrations allow you to stay inside your virtual office at all times)
With that in mind, your 9-to-5 might look something like this:
- You wake up, get dressed, and have breakfast.
- Instead of driving to work, you log into your Metaverse office.
- Your team is already there, and they're working on a project together.
- You join them and start working on the project.
- After lunch, you take a break and go to the break room.
- You chat with your teammates and exchange some ideas.
- Back at your desk, you finish the project and submit it to your boss.
- You're done for the day!
The only thing is, your regular 9-to-5 might not even last from 9 AM to 5 PM in just a few years.
With the rise of platforms like Slack, Zoom, and Kosy, many companies started creating worldwide teams. Different parts of the world mean different time zones, plans, and schedules.
As the Microsoft Work Trend Report explains, the 9-to-5 workday is slowly disappearing, as remote work has allowed for more flexible hours.
When Will We be Ready for the Metaverse Workplace?
Some are already transitioning to the Metaverse workplace, while others are still waiting. Experts predict that in just four years, 25% of people will spend at least an hour a day in the Metaverse.
While you're waiting for the rest of the world to catch up, why not give Kosy Office a chance? It's free to try and is so user-friendly that your team members will be able to transition to it pretty seamlessly.