Flexible work is a term that usually refers to a job that has non-traditional working arrangements. Most of these arrangements take into account employee need and grant them with flexibility on working hours, locations and tasks. As flexible work becomes the preferred work model for employees, business leaders should adjust their workplace conditions to meet new employee demands and needs. This can be done effortlessly with smart office technology.
Smart technology enables flexible working by letting employees to adjust working days to their needs and schedules. With Mapiq's smart office platform, your employees can find the best place to work, control the light and temperature of meeting rooms and book ad-hoc meetings in seconds.
Another working concept that has been popularized lately is hybrid work. Although hybrid work and flexible work models share commonalities, they have some differences.
What is the flexible work model?
The flexible work model emphasizes on flexibility over working hours, locations, and tasks.
What is the hybrid work model?
On the other hand a hybrid work model is a combination of remote and office work. Employees can choose their preferred place to work depending on their agendas. Learn more about hybrid working.
Many companies are planning to adopt a flexible working model. That is because flexible work and improved productivity go hand in hand. At the same time, flexible working employees seem to be more engaged and satisfied with their jobs. Adopting a flexible work model can have many benefits for your organization, such as:
Employees that can choose their work location and the specific time they want to work on projects tend to perform better. At the same time, employers who give their employees the freedom of choice boost feelings of empowerment at work which can lead to increased job satisfaction. Working remotely for long periods can significantly hurt your company's sense of community. By providing a collaborative workplace to your employees where they can meet to socialize and collaborate, can positively impact the sense of belonging which positively influence their well-being.
Adopting a flexible work model paired with smart office technology, can help you better understand how employees use the office. This way, you will be able to make informed changes in your space that can further reduce office costs.
Allowing your employees to work whenever they want and wherever they want can supercharge their job satisfaction levels. Satisfied employees tend to be happier and more productive and creative.
Offices equipped with smart technology can be more efficient and flexible. As employees worldwide crave for face to face interaction with their colleagues, it is expected that the office will become a flexible workplace where employees rotate throughout the day and meet with colleagues to socialize and collaborate.
But how can smart technology turn your office into a flexible workplace and actually enable flexible work in your office?
Manage office shifts
Managing who books a shift in the office can be easy. With Mapiq solutions, you have an overview of all the booked shifts made by employees and guests. This way, you can assist in last-minute bookings and cancellations as efficiently as possible.
Booking an ad-hoc meeting can be a daunting process for your employees. With smart technology, however, your employees can find available meeting rooms in real-time and book them in seconds.
Optimizing your office according to your employees’ behavior can help you reach optimum space usage. With workplace insights at hand, you can make proactive changes that boost employee performance and workplace experience.
Control light and temperature
Let your employees set room conditions exactly they way they want. With Mapiq solution, employees can adjust light and temperature according to their needs.
Mapiq smart office solution enables you to embrace flexible working, by creating a flexible workplace for happy, satisfied and productive employees. Our smart office advisors are always happy to answer any type of question you might have. Get in touch with and create a thriving workplace.