The Office of the Future

How smart technology will change the way we work.

Sep 01, 2020

The COVID-19 global health crisis has impacted nearly every facet of life, from the way we communicate, to the way we shop, to the way we conduct business. With many companies across the globe either mandating, or recommending, their employees work from home currently, there has been a spotlight shone on what the future of in-office work will look like in a post-COVID world.

Prior to COVID-19, large global employers had already begun the process of making workplaces ‘smarter’ for their employees and customers. It is now clearer than ever that digitizing offices, and office spaces, will be the key to finding the new normal for office life.

According to global technology research and advisory company, Technavio, the smart office equipment market is expected to grow by $266.6M between 2020 and 2024. "

What exactly is smart office equipment? It is equipment capable of processing information from its users and other devices in the surrounding environments. White boards become interactive tablet-style smart boards with large interactive displays and conference tables become interactive, equipped with sensors for peak productivity. Smart offices use technology and analytics to keep organizations working productively, collaborating effectively and maximizing their physical real estate.

In addition, many technology companies are producing mobile access controls, touchless entry solutions, touchless temperature checks and health screenings. Not only will these devices and applications create a frictionless experience for customers and employees, but also allow for data-driven decision making around safety and efficiency. There is still very much value in a physical location for employees to meet, collaborate, exchange ideas and communicate. The COVID-19 impact will be felt for years to come, but perhaps it will positively change the office space of tomorrow.

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