The Future Workplace: Smart Office Design in the IoT Era
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Memoori presents a brand new report, building on our portfolio of commercial building technology research in areas such as the IoT.
Progressive workplace design is now riding on the wave of the Internet of Things in smart buildings. For example, smart environmental controls are starting to give power to the individual, allowing them to create their ideal environment for maximum productivity at any given time.
Memoori has conducted an in-depth survey of commercial real estate end users, and our findings are presented in this report.
- Memoori believes we are at an inflexion point in the evolution of the office workplace. Tenants, owners and technology companies are all hungry to promote smarter workplaces. Why? Because progressive companies now know that by improving the health, comfort and wellbeing of employees, they can give a significant boost to their productivity.
- The Internet of Things with its myriad of applications is continuously finding new ways to serve the worker and the enterprise. By flooding workspaces with sensors, enterprises are accumulating unprecedented levels of information, which is allowing for greater decision-making.
- Data is the new utility in our information revolution and progressive building owners / operators are starting to reap the benefits of this new found intelligence, giving them an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.
- However, the future workplace will not all be about technology. Research explored in this report explores the negative impacts of excessive technology use, and demonstrates that the best solutions do not have to be expensive but rather require a clear vision of what the optimum workplace should be.
At Memoori, we have decades of collective experience in the evaluation of building technology markets, and regularly publish reports on topics including Building Environmental Control Systems, Lighting Controls, Smart Grid, and Physical Security.
In this report, we use our experience to explore the evolving and emerging trends that will shape the future of work and redefine the workplace as we know it. Only by understanding all the perspectives can companies hope to navigate the evolution of the workplace in the Internet of things era.
We conducted a survey of 500 end users in North America; Asking them 9 questions to determine the level of technology in their office workplaces and how they felt this technology impacted on their ability to work productively. This report presents those findings alongside current and historical research into office productivity; to produce an in-depth view of what cutting edge office environments will look like over the next 5 years.
The information contained in this report will be of value to all those engaged in managing, operating and investing in Commercial Smart Buildings (and their Advisers) around the world. In particular those wishing to improve the productivity of their knowledge-based workforce will find it useful in shaping strategy.
- Preface / Introduction
- Executive Summary
- Part 1 – Paths to Productivity
- 1.1 Efficiency
- 1.2 Creativity & Innovation
- 1.3 Comfort
- 1.4 Health & Wellbeing
- 1.5 Focus
- 1.6 Recruitment & Brand Alignment
- Part 2 – Office Design Aspects
- 2.1 Workplace Layout
- 2.1.1 Theory
- 2.1.2 History
- 2.1.3 Current Trends
- 2.1.4 Research & Findings
- 2.1.5 Further Research
- 2.1.6 Conclusions
- 2.2 Lighting
- 2.2.1 Theory
- 2.2.2 History
- 2.2.3 Current Trends
- 2.2.4 Research & Findings
- 2.2.5 Conclusions
- Part 1 – Paths to Productivity
- 2.3 Environmental Controls
- 2.3.1 Theory
- 2.3.2 History
- 2.3.3 Current Trends
- 2.3.4 Research & Findings
- 2.3.5 Conclusions
- 3.1 Employee Monitoring
- 3.2 BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
- 3.3 Biophilia
- 4.1 Hot Desking
- 4.2 Co-Working
- 4.3 Remote Working
- 4.4 Wearables & Implants
- 4.5 The Virtual Workplace
- 4.6 The Analogue Counter-Revolution
- A 1.1 The Future Workplace Survey 2017
- Fig 2.1.1 – Perceived Impact of Office Layout on Productivity
- Fig 2.1.2 – Types of Office Layout
- Fig 2.1.3 – How Lighting Affects Productivity
- Fig 2.2.1 – Perceived Impact of Lighting on Concentration
- Fig 2.2.2 – Types of Office Lighting
- Fig 2.2.3 – Helps vs Hinders Concentration for Types of Lighting System
- Fig 2.3.1 – Temperature of Workplace According to Employees
- Fig 2.3.2 – Types of Temperature Control in the Workplace
- Fig 2.3.3 – Assessment of Office Temperature vs Type of Temperature Control
- Fig 2.3.4 – Male vs Female Description of Office Temperature
- Fig 2.3.5 – Female Description of Office Temperature
- Fig 2.3.6 – Male Description of Office Temperature
- Fig 4.6.1 – Would Productivity be Improved by More / Less Technology?
- Fig 4.6.2 – Would Productivity be Improved by More / Less Technology by Age Group
- Fig 4.6.3 – Would Productivity be Improved by More / Less Technology by Gender
- Apple / BioHax / British Council for Offices / CAI Inc / Carlo Ratti Association / CBRE / Cisco / Cree / Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu / Department of Energy / Flexjobs / Gartner / General Electric / Gensler / Google / Great People Inside / Green Building Certification Institute / Herman Miller / Honeywell / IBM / IEEE / Intel / International WELL Building Institute / JLL / Kaspersky Labs / Leesman / Lutron / Microsoft / National Institute of Building Sciences / Open Rights Group / Osram / PGI / Philips / Rackspace / Regus / Samsung / SAS / Savills / Schneider Electric / Siemens / SoftBank / Steelcase / The WORKTECH Academy / UK Green Building Council / US Environmental Protection Agency / US Green Building Council / WebDevrs / WeWork / Working for Good / World Green Building Council / World Health Organisation
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