Technology is increasing in popularity in office spaces and with that comes an improvement in productivity and convenience. We have taken a look at five gadgets that will ensure your office space keeps up with the futuristic trends.
VR and AR
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have grown in popularity in recent years and starting to be used more in people’s daily lives. By using virtual reality, there is the opportunity to teleport your employees anywhere in the world. Your employees could go to your breakout area to relax and recharge and with virtual reality solutions, could end up relaxing on a beach. On the other hand, you may want to see what a prototype will look like when it has been created.
AI Voice Assistants
Voice Assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant have also grown in popularity recently. A lot of these assistants are designed for consumer use and now allow them to order products and control devices. However, this is beginning to change as the technology is being adapted to support offices as well. You will soon be able to add events to your work calendar, arrange meetings, submit orders and send emails with your voice.
Gone are the days where you had to wait for your manufacturer to create a prototype of your product. With 3D printers, companies can now create these designs in-house relatively quickly and accurately. Costs of these printers have also come down over recent years.
They have also allowed companies to create any tool you may need in the office, saving them money from buying new products in.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Through IoT integration, office spaces have the potential to be smarter. The technology allows devices to link up to create a more intelligent, automated and productive office space. In meetings, your smart device could record notes from meetings and then schedule reminders automatically. You may want to know when a colleague has arrived and is free and with this technology, you are able to be alerted.
Quiet Rooms/ Booths & Pods
No one enjoys working in a cubicle, however, they do allow employees space to work in without the distractions from others, which can be very useful especially in larger companies. As office spaces become more open and cubicles start to disappear, offices still need places for employees to go when they need to get away from the noise. Modular office pods can offer this solution. These pods look a lot cooler than cubicles and allow employees to work in on their own or in a small team. They are really useful if you need to make a quite call or just want to work away from any distractions of the office.