The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the entire work world in the last few months and forced every one of us to rethink our working environment. At the same time, companies have felt a bit of pressure to downsize their real estate. However, the current data recommend that physical workplace will go nowhere, and three-quarters of the employees in the US are keen to come back to the office culture soon.
The future of the work culture is called the most flexible ‘hybrid’ model, where employees across the world may select if they can work from the office or home on given days. Such a system might need a less dedicated workspace, but it demands a change in how various offices are designed, utilized, and operated.
Integrated technology provides the answer. We aren’t new to smart technology, and most people use smart devices at home. Besides, to meet tomorrow’s demands and create a healthy and sustainable office, it is the right time to bring connected tech to the workplace.
Integrating Smart Work Technology
Businesses can do many things to make their working experience safe, efficient, and productive in the long term.
They need to take inspiration from life outside work, such as setting reminders – talk to Alexa, changing our room temperature – looking for apps on smartphones.
Consumer technology has made our lives much better and efficient by automating repetitive tasks on an everyday basis. In addition, it’s evolving and becoming highly sophisticated and well-adapted to our requirements.
Not all workers may have access to the same technology and hardware, but a company may guarantee everybody will have a smartphone.
At a smart workplace, employees can use such technology to carry out everyday activities such as checking if the meeting rooms are free, order drinks from the cafeteria, change office temperature and block time in the shared calendar so that one can work from home.