Welcome to the Claremont Autumn Newsletter.
Innovative and forward-thinking businesses always lead the charge when it comes to doing things differently, and the advent of intelligent buildings presents a new game-changing opportunity.
Cited as the world’s most connected, intelligent and sustainable building, The Edge in Amsterdam is a compelling example of what is possible when a business embraces the fabric of its real estate and new technologies to enhance the user experience and reduce costs.
Transformed into a smart building at the request of its occupier Deloitte, The Edge leverages the “Internet of Everything”, which converges people, process, data and things into one single network to redefine how people work. The Edge actively collects and uses vast amounts of data about user behaviours, preferences and building performance to operate efficiently and sustainably. In essence, the building is a living, breathing organism, able to anticipate, meet and even exceed the needs of its users.
Workspace research is continually enhancing our understanding of the causal link between types of work environment and organisational productivity. Knowledge-based businesses are becoming ever more acutely aware of the need to provide the right kind of spaces to optimally facilitate the variety of activities their workers undertake.
What is clear is that the ideal work setting varies from task to task and from individual to individual. Quiet, concentrated work is best carried out in away from the distractions of the open plan office; creative group work and brainstorming best takes place in informal settings away from the desk; some workers thrive on a high-energy, bustling environment whereas others do their best work in more cloistered settings.
This move to activity-based work settings has led to an evolution in the workspace, as offices are being reconfigured to better provide the variety of spaces that businesses and individuals need to thrive.
Workplace wellbeing is the issue you can no longer afford to ignore. Getting it right can have
a powerful impact on productivity, staff engagement and organisational performance.
Our whitepaper shows you how to harness it to drive quantifiable business outcomes.