Top 10 disappearing office trends

Updated 11:51 PM ET, Wed October 10, 2012
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LinkedIn asked 7,000 professionals worldwide which items and trends still commonly seen in offices today will most likely be gone in five years. At the top spot is the tape recorder -- 79% of respondents said it will likely become extinct in workplaces by 2017. Getty Images
Still popular in Japan, 71% of those surveyed thought that fax machines would become obsolete in the next five years. Getty Images
The Rolodex, and rolling business card holders in general, were thought to be on the way out of offices according to 58% of those surveyed. Getty Images
Perhaps wishful thinking on the behalf of crushed commuters around the world or a real reflection of changing work patterns, 57% of survey respondents thought that standard working hours would become a thing of the past. Getty Images
Landlines, another way to be "chained" to the office, were thought to be become obsolete by 35% of Linked In's surveyed professionals. Getty Images
34% thought desktops would disappear as laptops and mobile technology makes a larger dent in our work habits. Getty Images
Just over a quarter thought that suits and ties would become a rare sight in the office. Getty Images
Bosses, time to leave your glass boxes. 21% of respondants believed that managers encased in corner offices would disappear. But where would they go? Be careful what you wish for... Getty Images
Called "rat-hole places" by Robert Propst, a designer who advocated open plan offices in the 1960s, 19% thought, or maybe hoped, they would disappear from the office landscape in the next five years. Getty Images
All hail the cloud! Well, at least 17% thought that flash drives, or thumb drives, would be swallowed by cloud computing. Getty Images