Transforming work environment into smart work environment

Although we still talk about work and private life as separate worlds, in practice the two are becoming more and more connected. Our personal motivations and achievements, and even our well-being, increasingly converge in the modern work environment. 

 

Today, we want to be valued for our achievements and contributions, not for the number of hours we work. That means more freedom, flexibility and smart tools from the organization. So that employees can do what they are good at and perform optimally. This is all reflected in the new smart working environment: an environment that involves a lot of smart technology to respond to the needs of both the organization and employees. 

But how can organizations transfrom the work environment into a smart work environment? Unfortunately, there is no ready-made solution for this. We can, however, share some interesting ideas and tips for your smart working environment with you.

1. Analyze current resources

First, it is important to analyze what resources the organization is currently using. Find out which systems and infrastructure need to be digitized. An office of the future is equipped with technology that integrates seamlessly with the work. It must become an office that brings the digital and physical world together. As an organization, it is the first step to find out what is needed for this. 

The future workplace will become a meeting place for colleagues. Here they can exchange experiences and learn from each other. Technologies can optimally facilitate these meetings and ensure that everyone can get the most out of themselves. Think of smart meeting rooms that can automatically upload presentations and connect with interlocutors. A system where employees can reserve a workplace or space, or smart lockers where they can store their belongings. 

2. Data-driven workplace

Transforming the work environment into a smart workplace stands or falls with the use of technology. Technology can bring people together, whether they work in the office or remotely. Even if they are on the other side of the world. In addition, it can support the professional development of the staff, mutual cooperation and productivity. And that is exactly what a smart working environment is all about. 

As an organization, it is therefore advisable to use an intelligent platform that makes the right connection between information technology and operational technology. This way you can make all systems work together in the right way: from the CRM system to a Locker Managent System. That way you can collect all the data in one place. Employees can work efficiently and effectively, and the management can make data-driven decisions

3. Internet of Things

In a smart working environment, a lot of data is collected by Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Devices that collect data to make a smart connection between a device and a user. Think of smart watches that keep track of how much you move. Sensors that can keep track of the activities in the office. Production equipment that can better predict failures. Smart lockers that you can reserve, access and release remotely. And there are countless other IoT examples. 

As an organization, it is useful to see which IoT applications fit within the company, so that you can transform the working environment into a smart working environment. 

The smart locker solution from LoQit 

A smart working environment not only makes extensive use of new technologies. Employees will also be given the option of hybrid working: a combination of working from home and at the office. And this often means that employees no longer have their own place, but a flexible workplace. 

With the smart locker solution of LoQit employees keep their "own" places. They can safely store their belongings in a locker and reserve, use and release a locker at any time. For the manager of the lockers it is possible to quickly and easily gain real-time insight into the use of the lockers with the LoQit locker management software.

For example, you can see how the lockers are occupied, in which department there is understaffing or overcrowding. Based on this information you can make choices to move the lockers. And so there are many more insights available through the reporting tool of the locker management software. 

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