IoT can turn your office into a smart office by giving employees control over their work environment. It helps them to work autonomous, interact with peers, and share facilities in the office. Turning your office into a smart office leads to improved employee well-being, increased productivity, and fewer building costs. In order to create a future-proof workplace where employees can thrive, you need smart technology. Below are 4 steps to get you started on your IoT journey.
1. Start with activity-based working
If you want your office to be smart, you need to start with an activity-based working concept. This way of working gives employees the freedom and flexibility to pick a workspace that fits their needs, any time of the day. With dedicated places to focus, collaborate, and socialize in the office you can expect more engaged and productive employees. On top of that, you can boost the office experience with smart technology.
2. Integrate and connect
Smart offices use Wi-Fi and sensors to collect data and give real-time feedback to employees. To make optimal use of the office space, smart offices integrate with different building systems to share facilities, save energy, and increase workplace safety. On a practical level, this means that smart offices allow employees to book workspaces based on their activity, book shifts based on team presence, control light and temperature, and select meeting rooms that match team goals.
3. Collect and anticipate
A smart workplace not only leads to more productive meetings and less time wastage, but it also makes it possible for management to make data-driven decisions. Sensors can measure if a workspace is being used frequently or if a meeting room has a lot of no-shows. As soon as you integrate with your building systems, you can see average meeting room occupancy, meeting room trends, hybrid meeting scheduling trends, and the number of no-shows. This way, you can anticipate and change the workplace to the needs of employees.
4. Create a future-proof workplace
Turning your office into a smart office starts with technology. A smart workplace can significantly boost employee well-being and give valuable insights to optimize the office space. Do you want to create an innovative workplace? Our team of smart office advisors is happy to help.