Spending all day sitting at an office desk is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Now, tech-enabled offices have paved the path for flexible working and the trend may be here to stay.
The inclusion of video conferencing and collaboration tools makes flexible and remote working simple, but offices with embedded technology are also pushing the flex agenda.
For example, some offices feature sensors can track occupants’ movement within a space, as well as which offices and conference rooms are being used at any time. This allows for a more fluid workspace, according to Dan Brown, Head of EMEA Flex Space at JLL.
“Insight into exactly how businesses are utilising space is an important tool for both occupiers and flex space providers to shape their space strategy,” said Brown. “Smart sensors can help companies understand the flow of staff and plan the use of flexible workspace, in turn optimising workplace design and ultimately, productivity.”
Technological advancements, such as the rise of smart homes and on-demand apps, have left employees with certain expectations of their workplace. The growth of proptech has made finding flexible offices and the customization of spaces that much easier, which boosts employee engagement and productivity.