Improved Communication, Collaboration and Culture
With the rise of social AI, auto-responsive text generators, and grammar correction tools, employees will undoubtedly become better, faster communicators. Furthermore, AI powered tools can help with training by matching employees to coaches with specific skills, such as inclusive leadership and persuasive communication.
And let’s not forget about the data-driven office design. With the ability to capture data on workplace usage, businesses can analyse how employees prefer to collaborate. It may be the case that they’re partial to a particular meeting room or furniture setup, which could mean adapting the workplace to capitalise on this.
As communication and collaboration go hand in hand, businesses can leverage AI to create a truly productive, cooperative environment. That’s good for employees and company culture, which will help to maintain and attract top talent.
Cost Savings and Better Time Management
The less time it takes to do a task, the more time an employee has to work on another initiative. As AI can automate repetitive tasks, employees can dedicate more time on high value activities, making for improved time management.
That said, it is likely that automation will become so advanced that some human jobs will become defunct (more on this later). That, of course, will benefit companies in the way of cost saving, although employees will likely need to be trained to manage AI systems.
On the subject of cost saving, leaders can also use occupancy trackers to ensure no office space goes to waste. For example, if one of their office floors is underutilised, they may decide to let it go and move employees into less space.
Occupancy trackers can help businesses manage energy use by monitoring occupancy trends. For example, businesses with flexible working hours may find that employees prefer to come in early and leave early. This means that businesses can shut down floors early to reduce energy consumption and save money.
Trackers can also help businesses identify areas where energy is being wasted. The data may show that certain rooms are rarely used, or that lights are left on in empty offices. This information can be used to make changes to the way the building is used, such as moving employees to different offices or installing motion sensors to turn off lights when no one is in a room.
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Having data to hand can help office designers make more informed decisions when it comes to the transformation process. From desk layout to the furniture selection, designers can use the occupancy data to guide them on key decisions that will make a difference to their clients’ working practices.
The data may even show that most employees are working from home, in which case the designer might recommend a smaller office space with more collaborative areas. This information is particularly useful for companies who are considering an office relocation or reaching the end of their lease.
Designers can combine this data with 3D design software to create a realistic representation of the prospective space. With the 3D visual and occupancy data to support it, businesses can get a full understanding of what they’re investing in, giving them confidence when embarking on an office fit out or refurbishment project