The technology used for work nowadays dictates how an office design is set up. From working alongside collaborative robots, through to wearable tech that can track levels of stress – it's safe to say that workplace technology has advanced greatly from the Macs, laptops and smartphones that dominated the previous decade.
The greatest source of a competitive advantage today is in digitally savvy talent. But these new employees need an immersive workplace experience that matches both their skills and their ambition. They want technology that makes their lives easier and allows them to communicate quicker. They need tools that free them up to do the things they do best.
Combining human and machine is the answer, but this creates a new set of challenges for businesses. It means changing the expectations, goals and dynamics around employees – not to mention, striking the right balance between people, technology and location.
A business must adopt a savvy approach to technology if...
- They want to ensure they have a happy workforce.
- They want their reputation to remain intact. (Both of these points are intrinsically linked).
So how can technology achieve a happy workplace? Let's take a look.