Businesses can have a never ending to-do list, from appointments, system updates, to staff meetings.
Thanks to technology your office can be a lot smarter and even more productive – you need to keep up to date. It’s also no good just investing in some kit and leaving it there; you need to keep your software updated and create a monthly computer maintenance checklist too.
You don’t need a whole load of devices now; you can control your thermostat, security, speakers, cameras, lights, refrigerators, and more from just one device from the palm of your hand. You can make your office smarter by connecting all of these devices to create one cohesive and viable working environment!
Your emails are getting smart and predicting which emails are SPAM, and now more and more technology is following suit and learning your preferences, sometimes without you knowing it. Smartphones in particular learn more about your habits, for example little notifications will pop up and tell you how long it’ll take you to get home or what appointments you have in your calendar. Through predictive programming, lawyers can now predict the outcomes of their cases by using data, results and research which previously took a massive amount of leg work.
Other professions, like architects and mechanical engineers use machine learning programs too and can predict how natural disasters will hit based off of previous weather patterns. Predictive programming will lead to more time to do the things that matter for your office. If you’re a little weary, start by getting Alexa or Siri to make your appointments, then move on to more significant AI technology.
Don’t Get Rid Of The Old
One of the significant problems with the smart office trend is that many products out there are taking natural processes and making them harder, like note-taking. For some people taking notes during a meeting on a computer or tablet is not something they feel comfortable with, as they don’t usually teach typing in schools these days. Many people prefer pen and paper over typing notes, and it can also keep you more engaged. There are good points and bad points to both, so do what works for you and your office, but it’s always good to know your digital options and try them out before dismissing them.
Invest In Office Technology
Finally, businesses need to invest in technology and people as they go hand-in-hand. Potential clients and employees will look at who has the most up to date tech, what is going to help them achieve their goals and develop their businesses or careers. Office technology has progressed to the point that people crave the biggest and the best and if you invest in the right office technology, you’ll impress potential clients and employee prospects, as well as making your current employees’ jobs easier.