Facility managers are finding it increasingly important to use IoT solutions to make the workplace more efficient. In order to maximize workspace, businesses must capitalize on innovative ways to use data to save time and money. Using tracking devices to locate coworkers in real-time is an important way to reduce waste. Here are some of the trends in which IoT is playing a role in reshaping modern businesses.
Traditional vs. Digital Workspace
Due to the increasing popularity of mobile devices in the workplace and the convenience of the cloud, many company leaders are integrating IoT solutions into their business models. Traditional business culture is being challenged by the cost-cutting and morale-boosting advantages of mobility and cloud computing. Consequently, many businesses feel the pressure to move toward the digital workspace, which offers a more agile and productive work experience. Managers can gain deeper insight from analytics on which areas of operation need more or less attention.
Improving Flexibility and Productivity
Flexibility and productivity are driving forces in today’s economy. The more mobile a workplace becomes, the more likely workers will share workspaces, since digital environments do not require that individuals be associated with specific machines. Using indoor positioning system (IPS) technology that combines the strengths of IoT and mobility, managers can locate employees and assets in real-time. An effective location technology depends on the accuracy of information delivered through multiple sensory inputs. Here are some key benefits of IPS technology:
- Increased mobility and productivity
- Less operating costs
- Ability for seamless collaboration among team members
- Allows for better office space efficiency
By embracing IPS technology, CEOs and CTOs of IoT enterprises can take leadership roles in pioneering the transition toward using big data as a tool to streamline a business. One of the most effective ways to improve a work environment is to encourage collaboration. IPS applications help employees meet in specific rooms by sharing locations in real-time.
IPS technology is useful in large facilities such as hospitals and campuses because it can speed up scheduling and bringing people together. The software provides a GPS experience, allowing people to find their way more quickly to meeting places. It reduces the time wasted on trying to find a destination. This cloud-based solution can be managed from an easy-to-use dashboard with the ability to customize maps and directories. You can quickly find up-to-date data on the dashboard about employees and assets.
Creating a More Mobile Workspace
One of the first practical steps that CEOs/CTOs can take to implement an IoT strategy to streamline operations is to partner with a location-as-a-service vendor to handle hardware and software maintenance issues. The next step is to set up a “bring-your-own-device” policy that allows workers to use their personal mobile devices. This strategy can cut enormous costs on hardware and maintenance while giving employees a greater sense of comfort and choice. It allows for workers to communicate and collaborate from different locations.
Then you need to decide on IPS technology with an indoor mapping engine that can be used to schedule specific times in meeting rooms. Once you deploy an appropriate positioning platform, you can then monitor analytics and decide on further integration.
Leaders of IoT companies have various IoT solutions to choose from to make their workplaces more efficient and productive for employees. IPS software can cut down on wasted time by allowing team members to find each other more easily based on location technology that tracks sensors. Using IPS along with a cloud-based mobile workforce allows for a more flexible workplace that doesn’t rely on workers staying trapped in cubicles. Improving internal communication is an important building block to creating a loyal and comfortable business atmosphere.