Imagine you are in a hurry for an important meeting. It is the middle of the day and the city centre is all jammed with traffic. You reach for your smartphone – it already knows that you are stuck. It even knows for how long. So, an application suggests an alternative route: it redirects you to a side street and continues along a less-obvious route, so you get there on time. Real-time traffic tracking is a standard today. And a very practical standard. Smart solutions like that can also be used in the office.
How often do you see a large conference room in which three people are having a meeting? What is the efficiency of such space? Is it possible to measure the actual number of people attending meetings held in conference rooms? Of course - with the aid of technology. At the Orgatec, Netizens will present MovStat, a system based on something called “heat maps”. The technology can monitor a space using special sensors that read heat sources, ie. people staying in that space. The collected data can support the process of arranging a new office by allowing you to fine-tune the number and size of meeting areas. It also lets you check how effectively your desk sharing space or your social areas are used.
Also furniture can be smart in the office. Thanks to advanced design, a chair with a modern and ergonomic self-weighing mechanism or a desk with electric height adjustment will help the employee intuitively maintain the right body posture while working. Working in a sitting-standing mode is good for employee’s health and work efficiency. It is a well-known fact that prolonged work in a sitting position is simply physically tiring. Therefore, experts recommend changing the position of the body as often as possible. This is more than easy when you are using a sit-to-stand desk. Just use an electronic controller to set the desired height of the table top, and then work in a standing position for a specified period. It is recommended to spend about 15-20 minutes of each working hour in a standing position.
Workstation management is made easy with the Condeco application. It is a desk booking system for shared spaces. The system allows you to freely pick and book a work station, eg. located next to the members of the team you are currently working on a project with. Desks are booked using a special kiosk or from a smartphone.
Today, you are the final link of a modern office. This is because you carry modern technology in your pocket, bag or on your wrist. Technology is virtually everywhere. It is a good idea to consider how it could be used to facilitate your life and work.