Only partnerships can create a real human-centric workplace
Developments have been made in flexible use and the sharing of space from flex- to activity based- to need-based working. These concepts utilize smart planning to maximize the efficiency of the building and its use, which should naturally revolve around helping its users to a successful workday.
The technology to convert any building into an intelligent system to support this exists. Yet to realise the full potential of a smart building, we need to think beyond the technology. The future of the smart building are inextricably bound to the relationships between systems and vendors in the network in which they coexist. This network consists of information flows – both technical and social – between and within companies.
Therefore, it is essential for us that we work together with like-minded companies. A joint mission in which the end-user is put central as the connecting factor. In companies as Ahrend, AVEX, Vecos, and Philips, we find that kind of partnership. These corporations are the foundation of creating one experience for the end-user and thus a key component for the office of the future.