How to create a SMART workplace
With the advent of COVID and moving from a normal office space to a ‘new-normal’ workplace, how can you create a SMART workplace for your employees?
Over the past several years, technology in the workplace has transformed considerably, and the traditional office environment is no longer commonplace. Rapid technological advancements have replaced it, thereby allowing employees to interact and cooperate globally and work locally. Advances in technology and the way companies do business have driven the demand for a “SMART workplace”. The work environment is changing, but are you ready for it?
What measures and steps do you need to put in place to ensure a SMART workplace?
1. Use the right technology
A SMART workplace is the use of technology to connect and engage employees with their work environment. It is enabled through a connection of networked platforms, software, IoT technologies, and sensors. SMART spaces and SMART technologies are setting a standard for intelligent offices. This trend — escalating rapidly in the workplace — is given a boost with the inclusion of certain elements such as new methods and services with different devices.
2. It should be able to exist anywhere
The concept is to make SMART workplaces automated and able to function from anywhere. The workplace must be flexible that supports this new type of digital transformation. There is no need to have static furniture and spaces anymore, when the world developing within the space is so multifaceted and ever changing to allow people to access technology anywhere.
3. Correct use of security and internet connection
It is at your detriment if you think that allowing for SMART workplaces doesn’t call for even smarter security, so it is important to ensure you have enabled the correct security measures for you and your employees to reduce your risk and vulnerabilities of going SMART.
4. Accept the change
The fourth and final thing is simply to accept the change. Things are transforming, including communication styles, workflow patterns and now organisational policies. It is the future so the sooner we an adopt the idea of a SMART workplace and the benefits of it the better for you and your employees.
But what are the benefits of a SMART workplace?
- Maximising workplace technologies to foster collaboration and employee motivation
- The impact of workplace flexibility on productivity, engagement, and diversity
- Workspace design that addresses the complete employee experience
- Attract and retain talent with the best technology and SMART workplace design
Smarter workplaces use technology to connect and engage employees with their work environment. It is enabled through a connection of networked platforms, software, IoT technologies, and sensors. There’s a tremendous shift in the way we work, and, unsurprisingly, technology is playing a significant role in it and is gaining momentum quicker than we can imagine. Rito-Technologies is an IT business partner who maximises business output through technology. They enable their clients to be SMART with their IT Strategic Planning, which is guaranteed to increase your employee’s accessibility, productivity, and levels of communication with the right level of technology for business and employees.
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