This is the first of a three-part series discussing the
benefits of a building intelligence platform.
Do you know what is affecting productivity in your
workplace? It’s not just social media, personal phone calls or even the lure of
snacks in the break room. According to a report by
Norm G. Miller, most organizations only use 50 percent of their office space.
In addition, employees spend 12
minutes (2.5 pecent) of a typical eight-hour workday looking for a
conference room or a meeting area to collaborate and work. Who would guess that
looking for a place to gather is becoming a serious culprit affecting worker
productivity? Let’s look into this a bit further.
When it comes to conference room management, there
are many benefits related to office productivity. Just to clarify, conference
room management is the ability for an organization to track usage of rooms and
actual meetings against those booked via a calendaring tool. For example, if an
hour-long meeting ends early, the room should be opened within a scheduler, such
as Outlook, for someone else to book. This helps to not waste the space.
Employees also become more productive when they are able to find the right
conference rooms for their future needs.
In today’s workplace, employees often want to have
an impromptu meeting. A recent study done by Steelcase states that
approximately 40 percent of employees
spend 30 minutes a day looking for a collaborative meeting space. If an organization was to look at this
productivity drain with respect to the payroll, they can deduce that employees
are being paid while looking for a meeting place. If an employer has thousands
of employees, this is a significant hidden cost drain incurred by the
To help prevent this kind of hidden productivity
drain, CommScope’s Redwood™
building intelligence platform productivity applications help reduce the time
(and therefore cost) of employees finding space to be productive. The solution provides features such as third-party wayfinding applications that enables employees to see, in real-time, the
actual availability of meeting rooms, hot desks, touchdown spaces and
collaboration areas. These applications can be accessed via the web, kiosks
Today’s forward-thinking corporate real estate,
facilities management and sustainability executives are turning to real-time
and historical data to make important decisions about their building. Redwood’s
sensor network enables customers to realize valuable savings in the area of productivity.
Together with Redwood’s smart infrastructure and dynamic software, customers
can have the data to deal with the unlikely prospect of wandering employees
looking for a place to meet and work.
If you have any questions about how the Redwood
building intelligence platform can benefit your organization, leave a comment
below and I will be sure to respond.