Bring Your Child to Work Day 2015
It’s hard to believe that yesterday marked the 22nd anniversary of Bring Your Child to Work Day! I still remember going to my Dad's office when I was in elementary school. It was a great bonding day and it definitely gave me a deeper appreciation of all his hard work. It's exciting to bring it full circle by blogging about our company's experience with the latest generation of kids going to work with their parents.
According to the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® foundation, more than 35 million families participated last year at more than 3.5 million companies. The foundation’s executive director, Carolyn McKecuen, explains that the day is more than simply shadowing a parent or mentor. It provides an invaluable glimpse into the future by giving kids a real-life image of what it means to be a working adult who is making a difference both at their job and in the community and society at large. Reinforcing the importance of education and working towards long-term goals are other valuable ancillary benefits.
The team at Broadview Networks was proud to take part in Bring Your Child to Work Day 2015. We were thrilled to have some extra helpers and to also get an insight into how the next generation of working adults will mesh with current workplace cultures. As technology enthusiasts, we were particularly interested to learn what the next generation expects to use technology-wise at the office. Here is one of our honorary team member's prediction for the next generation’s technology.
My Prediction for Business Communications in 2023 My name is Sawyer and I am shadowing my Dad today during “Bring your child to work day.” I am thirteen and I will graduate college in 2023. My dad asked me to write an article about what I expect communications to look like when I enter the workplace. I think that by 2023 most workers will use a device similar to a cell phone except it will be double- sided. It will practically be two phones in one device. On one side you could have your email or texts and on the other side you could have an internet browser or other apps. This would allow you to write an article and research it at the same time. This could make everything so much easier and convenient instead of having separate computers, tablets and phones.
Thanks to Sawyer for his insightful blog post!
Thanks to Nick and Victoria for their fantastic artistic renditions of our Cloud phones!
We look forward to welcoming them all back for next year’s Bring Your Child to Work Day.