Smart office

Productivity and collaboration are crucial in offices in order to achieve business goals. Creating a workplace using smart collaboration technology can significantly help in this regard. A smart workplace should foster productivity, communication and collaboration. Cisco Spaces’ answer to smart collaboration technology, Smart Workspaces, uses rich maps and your existing Cisco network infrastructure to focus on employee safety, productivity, experience and optimal space utilization. Here’s a closer look at how it fosters a smart office environment.

Rich Maps

1. Enhancing the Employee Experience

Smart Workspaces enhances the employee experience through innovative features like digital signages that display interactive, 3D rich maps of the building. Important metrics like humidity, air quality, and temperature within the workplace are displayed on it. Additionally, it utilizes real-time occupancy data to display the availability and occupancy details of conference rooms and other points of interest, ensuring efficient use of shared spaces and assets. These rich maps also provide employees an accurate tool for indoor navigation and wayfinding, further enhancing the employee experience. 

2. Prioritizing Employee Safety

In addition to enhancing the employee experience, Smart Workspaces prioritizes employee safety. By monitoring crucial factors such as air quality and temperature, it creates a safe and conducive environment for employees. Providing employees with real-time information about their work environment, allows them to make informed decisions about their comfort and well-being. Real-time alerts on multiple channels notify users when safety thresholds are crossed, enabling immediate response to potential hazards. Proactively addressing environmental concerns, promotes employee well-being, leading to increased productivity and satisfaction.

Meeting room finder

3. Saving Time & Enhancing Productivity

Cisco Smart Workspaces also contributes to saving time, planning, and improving productivity in the workplace. Its Meeting Room Finder function eliminates delays by allowing employees to easily locate and book available meeting rooms in advance. This feature streamlines the process of scheduling meetings, ensuring efficient use of time and resources. By reducing the time spent searching for meeting spaces, employees can focus more on productive work, leading to increased overall efficiency.

4. Making Optimal Use of Physical Space

A smart workplace can also make optimal use of available physical space, using real-time and historical location analytics data. By analyzing this data, businesses can identify underutilized spaces and take steps to optimize their usage. Similarly, overutilized spaces can be identified and proper actions can be taken to ensure that resources are distributed effectively. By optimizing space utilization, organizations can not only save costs but also improve productivity by ensuring that work environments meet the needs of employees.

      In addition to all these use cases for the workplace, Cisco Smart Workspaces also offers a compelling return on investment (ROI), with benefits of up to 9 dollars per square foot per year. 

      For more information on smart collaboration technology in workplaces and to request a demo, visit Cisco Smart Workspaces.