How Intelligent Office Design Can Boost Business Performance

Technology is transforming the way we work and fundamentally changing office design. Static workstations are fast disappearing, replaced by fluid spaces which adapt to the needs of the workers and businesses that occupy them while technology runs in the background to support this shift.

According to the Future of Jobs Report from the World Economic Forum more than 75% of companies are looking to adopt technologies such as AI, big data, eCommerce, digital trade and cloud computing in the next five years. Such changes will have a significant impact on the way offices are designed and ultimately on productivity.

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Intelligent Design Allowing For Space Optimisation

High tech design utilises every area within an office, eradicating dead spaces and ensuring every inch has a dedicated or flexible function. From collaborative spaces and quiet zones to break out areas, modern kitchen facilities and lounge areas for informal meetings, an intelligent design will ensure everything flows.

This consequently leads to enhanced collaboration and teamwork as well as a more dynamic work culture. In addition, it can improve employee wellbeing by taking into account the physical and mental health of your staff. And employees that feel happy

and valued at work are 12% more productive according to one study from Warwick University.

Smart Office Spaces

Tech-driven design will incorporate smart technology such as high-speed internet, digital conference rooms, AR/VR tech and integrated communications to share files, messages etc in one unified platform. 

There is even an opportunity to incorporate smart coffee machines and desk booking systems, for example, to optimise usage and workflow in and around the office.

Smart HVAC Systems

Smart HVAC controls and smart, energy-efficient lighting can not only drive down your operational costs, but they can also keep your employees more comfortable too. Such systems enable businesses to install sensors which monitor occupancy and can adjust the temperature and lighting automatically.

It’s not just a case of changing the temperature up and down – a smart system will operate on a granular level, considering the humidity, fan speed, occupancy rate and motion. Energy consumption levels naturally vary throughout the day and a smart HVAC office system in your building will respond to that, turning on when it’s busy and turning off at night when the office lies empty.

Employee Wellbeing

Promoting employee wellbeing has never been more important. After all, your employees are one of your biggest assets and if they’re happy and comfortable they are more likely to be productive and work efficiently. Natural lighting, the inclusion of greenery and fresh plants, and sensors which monitor air quality and control noise levels can all create a happier and more welcoming workplace.

Flexibility & Scalability

Office design technology can be used to create an environment which scales as your business grows. For example, a modular design and wireless tech can allow businesses to reconfigure their set up quickly without major renovation works.

Compatibility with existing systems and scalability are important questions to consider when installing new tech. In some cases, this can be complex but an office fit-out specialist like Creative Offices and Commercial Interiors can advise on the best options for now and in the future. 

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