Oct 01, 2019 in Viewpoint

The benefits of a smart office

The way we work is changing. Sharing is at the centre of this revolution. Employees need each other to think of new, innovative solutions instead of producing – mostly on their own. Technology is the icing on the cake to transform a well-designed office into a smart office and support this new way of working perfectly. But what do you gain from a smart office as a facility manager, HR or corporate real-estate? We’ve summed up the 3 biggest benefits of a smart office. No illusions, only reality!

Esmeé van Vliet
by Esmeé van Vliet
Smart office
Millennials are tech-savvy, in need of autonomy and social interaction. If you want to attract them, you need a smart office

Attract and retain talent

In 2025, 75% of the employees will be millennials. To attract and retain them, a normal office just won’t do the trick. Millennials are tech-savvy, in need of autonomy and social interaction. If you want to attract them, you need a smart office. And the office is the perfect way of showing them how much you care about their wants and needs. Believing that employees will stay with a company, just because of salary, is just an illusion.

Support activity-based working

The transition towards activity-based working can be a challenge for facility managers. This way of working is based on autonomy and the freedom to work where and when employees like. More freedom of choice equals a more personalised experience. However, research shows that more options can lead to unsatisfactory decision-making. So, let’s help employees to have a frictionless day where they are in charge, with the support of technology. Technology can make it easier to find a suitable workplace or meeting room for all different kinds of activities.

Space optimisation

Optimising building usage is seen as the main driver behind smart offices. At Mapiq, we believe that we entered an era of sharing in general. Sharing desks and equipment stimulates not only more interaction between employees, but it can also cut down costs at the same time. And not just by sharing facilities and space. Smart offices collect data, and data can show how the office is used, and tell you if spaces can be used more efficiently, or maybe not even at all. As a facility manager, you can then decide to scale up or scale down the office space and even anticipate to changes in the future. This is the optimal form of space optimisation!

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We can imagine you might have some questions revolving smart offices. And you want to know where to start. How do you smarten up your office? Our Sales Developer Yannick Kok, can tell you exactly how!

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