Extracting real value from data generated from workspace sensors
Article by Michael Roskams, Workplace & Wellbeing Analyst
Our buildings are becoming more and more ‘intelligent’. Thanks to Internet-of-Things (IoT) connected devices that allow us to more effectively monitor and control building operations, the amount of data that we’ll be able to get from our buildings will soon become astronomical.
From a facilities management perspective, one of the most promising new streams of data is that which relates to the workplace environment. By installing wireless environmental sensors, we are now able to continuously measure everything from the quality of the air to the noise levels in the office, visualising the real-time performance of the workplace through a simple online portal. However, without an understanding of what this information actually means in practical terms, we run the risk of drowning ourselves in data that we have no idea how to use.
So how can we use this information to support a better working environment for employees?
Inside your comfort zone
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Hearing yourself think
Illuminating data insights
Embracing the Connected Workspace
Mitie has embraced the digital transformation of facilities management through our pioneering Connected Workspace offering. We want to help our clients to provide a workplace environment which optimally supports the wellbeing and productivity of their employees. To achieve this, we support clients by providing:
A detailed consultation to understand the needs of your organisation and the unique requirements of your employees.
Drawing upon the technology, people and processes in our Service Operations Centre and our Monitoring as a Service offering, to securely and remotely monitor your Building Management Systems and environmental sensors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to understand the performance of your workplace in a deeper way than ever before.
The capability to immediately identify and respond to any breaches in the comfort policy or employee complaints, ensuring that optimal working environments can be proactively provided and adaptively maintained.
The research presented in this article has been conducted by Mitie as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.
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If you’re looking to create a happier, healthier workforce, Mitie’s team of experts can help. We’ll create a customised wellbeing strategy that will improve working conditions and ensure you get the best from your people, every day.