There is a need to re-design offices to make them smart, future-proof and more productive. Smart Compression allows you to focus on the employees, by examining their behaviour at work and finding out their unique needs. Roy Abernathy, Executive Vice President, Global Workplace Strategy & Human Experience writes: “Smart Compression is more than just space savings. It’s about getting the most out of a company’s second largest expense (real estate) by focusing on its largest expense (people).” 1
Exhibit 1: Benefits of Smart Compression:
Source: Global Knowledge Center Research
A Vodafone study from 2016 shows that 75% of employees globally use technology to aid flexible working practices, such as using smartphones or tablets to work from home or on the move.
Exhibit 2: With the use of technology on the job:
Source: Vodafone (2016). Flexible: Friend or Foe? Survey by Vodafone. February 8, 2016.
A modern office, equipped with technology to promote collaborative work as well as ergonomic design can create a healthier and more productive environment for employees. A study from Saracen Interiors found that adjustable workstations such as moveable desks can help prevent absenteeism caused by back and joint pain.3
“According to Harvard Business Review, we have entered a new era, leaving behind the knowledge worker to be replaced by AI and machine learning. We now embark on what is known as the “Human Economy”. In this time companies will learn that focusing on human beings and their overall experience at work will help them in their attraction and retention strategies. Technology has enabled companies to focus on the human experience and given us the ability to use space like we never have before.”
– Regan Donoghue, Regional Workplace Manager, NKF.
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