How to Make Smart Workplace Technology Decisions

Smart office technology has arrived and it's here to make our offices more comfortable, safe, and convenient. Are you wondering if your office is ready for this technology? Read more to find out.

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Smart Work Spaces are Comfortable 

In a smart work space, intelligent thermostats adjust the office temperature based on outside weather and seasonal changes. Without a smart thermostat, your employees can become too cold or hot. 

Smart blinds adjust how much of a window is covered based on its location on the building as well as time of day or season. Smart blinds ensure your employees get natural sunlight without annoying glares.

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Smart Work Spaces are Secure

Smart badge systems allow businesses to control access to an entire building or specific spaces within a building, such as secured areas or data centers. Badge systems can protect employees from unwelcome, possibly dangerous, visitors and internal/external security breaches. 

Smart sensors can be tied to work place management software, which notify important personnel if there is an unauthorized individual. 

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Smart Work Spaces have Smart Technology

If you have a smart work space with smart technology, your workforce will have the tools to tackle technological challenges more easily.

For example:

  • IoT (Internet of Things), is a system of connected devices that can include sensors which feed occupancy data into room reservation software so the employee can be sure the space is available.  
  • Way finding systems with digital signage show the employee exactly how to get to their destination without wasting time wandering.
  • Wireless presentation solutions and video conferencing technology are becoming more simplistic. With one touch options that enable employees to easily share information with colleagues, whether they are in the same room or are across the globe. Although you still have to learn the software, it is now easier without wires and confusing set-ups. Employees can now concentrate on communicating instead of wasting time figuring out how to use the technology or figuring out what plugs go where. 
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Building a smart work space isn't easy or inexpensive. Consider what is best for your employees and organization first and then approach it one element at a time.