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Deploying new technologies in workplaces

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1. At least 20 of our key accounts will be engaging with their client on their digital strategy and assessing their readiness for connected devices, sensors and systems by 2020.


                             Performance update

Exploring the value of the Internet of Things in the workplace
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Together with a client in the Banking sector, we explored how we can better support health, wellbeing, and productivity by connecting objects in the workplace to the “Internet of Things”(loT) with sensor technology.

In late 2017, we embarked on a pilot to test loT sensor technology to analyse the environment occupants are working in, and learn how our space and services are used and experienced. We sought to be pragmatic in carrying out this pilot on a small scale with our client. We wanted to look for tangible learnings in the following areas:

  • Comfort monitoring: Using sensors to support wellbeing and productivity, by making sure that our workplaces are healthily engineered.

  • Meeting Room and Workplace occupancy monitoring: Learning how our workplace and services are used and experienced, to help maximise space efficiency.

    What did we do?

We installed loT sensors into the agile workplace areas, meeting rooms, washrooms and plantrooms. Working with our supply chain partner, we then studied the data, developing an ever more detailed understanding of building performance over the course of a twelve month study.

What was the outcome?

The pilot has demonstrated the benefits of automating the capture of data - increasing our rate of awareness of any issues by collecting tens of thousands of ‘sensed’ readings automatically over the course of a year, rather than relying on manual intervention.

And we’ve learned that by combining this data with other existing sources of building information, we’re able to correlate findings and gain deeper knowledge on how well our managed workplace is functioning. 
  

      

Velocity, our new UK head office, is an innovation lab for connected devices, sensors and systems

Motion sensors2 Discretely installed in meeting rooms, these sensors are linked to our room booking system and can make a booked room available again if it is not used within a defined period.




DigiscreensInstalled in prominent areas around the office, these screens provide important messages on rotation to employees, such as traffic and rail reports, daily menu choices and notable workplace events







Sentiment boardsInstalled by our drinks facilities and in our restaurant, these touchscreens enable users to quickly and easily rate their service experience. Poor ratings automatically ask for more information and can generate immediate work orders.