It's no secret that the number of connected gadgets in the workplace is increasing. If one has been following facility management trends in recent years, one will know that the workplace Internet of Things (IoT) appears to have limitless potential
Fremont, CA: The role of a facility manager grows increasingly complex as the workplace evolves and becomes more sophisticated. There are new facility management trends to consider every year. Let's take a look at some of the most important facility management trends for the coming year:
It's no secret that the number of connected gadgets in the workplace is increasing. If one has been following facility management trends in recent years, one will know that the workplace Internet of Things (IoT) appears to have limitless potential. And, as new gadgets are introduced to the market and companies establish themselves, these devices are being adopted at a faster rate than ever before.
Large and small businesses alike are developing IoT ecosystems of varying degrees of sophistication. In a smaller office, an Amazon Echo unit and a handful of smart outlets with rudimentary synergy may be all that's available. Larger businesses may have a diverse set of linked devices to fuel their IoT.
Regardless of a company's participation with the Internet of Things, it's a safe guarantee that these technologies will gain greater prominence in 2020. An office without an integrated IoT will soon be the exception.
Most trends in facilities management may be traced back to this one: a focus on workplace quantification. Data from IoT devices and property management software aids facility managers in better understanding how their workplace operates and what staff require to perform at their best. They're gathering data and breaking it down to identify trends, then acting on what they've learned.
Data-driven decision-making is transforming facilities management, from optimizing available office space to changing how a work environment is administered. As a result, overhead costs are reduced, and space is better used.