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How a Smart Office Can Improve Productivity

The Remote Work Experiment is Over – Now Let’s Get Down to Business

During the pandemic, employers sent millions of workers to log in from home to keep them healthy. Employers feared productivity would sink, teams would not talk, and revenue would tumble. But, they found a surprising result – some employees performed their jobs better at home.

The remote work experiment uncovered some truths about the office place, one being that employees were finding it difficult to focus on their work through the noise and traffic of the office. Some individuals prefer to work alone in a quieter location, such as their home.

Now that teams can work remotely, the next challenge is how to add comfort to that experience. Smart office technology can bring additional convenience and day-to-day efficiency to the home office. So why have a plain office in your Latham-area home when you can have a smart office?


Improve the Home Office Experience

Working from home saves time commuting and ironing your clothes, but smart home technology can add even more efficiency to your working hours. Not only does it improve experiences during video conference calls while managing interruptions, but innovative home features also add to the comfort of work.

Video Conference Calls

Employees have learned the rules of video conference calls over the years, but how can you add more efficiency to the process? With a smart office, when it’s time for a call, simply press a button on your smart control to lower your motorized shades, turn up the brightness of lights, mute your home intercom system, and illuminate the “On Call” sign outside of your office door.

While the technology was busy handling your room set-up, you were able to complete some last-minute prep work and finish up your morning coffee just in time to log in to your next video call.

Focus Time

Everyone needs a little focus time throughout their day to plan and brainstorm or catch up on email. During this time, adjust your room’s settings using your smart home control. This command will turn on some quiet background music, open your motorized shades to allow natural light into your office, and adjust the room’s temperature to your preferred climate. When you’re comfortable, nothing can stop your best work.

Manage Distractions

Smart home technology doesn’t just live in your office space; it can live throughout your entire house. So as you work, easily manage household duties from your desk chair, such as answering the doorbell, locking doors, and reminding your child to get ready for carpool. There’s no reason to interrupt your workflow when you can access these functions from your smart office.

Are you ready to turn your Latham-area home office into a smart office? The experts at Hippo’s are here to help you imagine the possibilities of smart home technology. Visit us, call us, or complete our online form to learn more.