Imagine if the entire office building was a smart ecosystem, personalized to each individual user or employee. It knows you are here when you enter the building, and is able to prepare and change the workplace to meet your needs. The smart ecosystem acts as a company-wide personal assistant, like an Amazon Echo or Alexa that is building-wide. It can do many things to make sure every employee is happy, healthy, and as a result, more productive, including changing the lighting, temperature, moving walls to accommodate for more or less space as needed, and operating transformable furniture. There are not as many objects, as sensors are embedded into the building infrastructure and furnitures, allowing them to act together in a cohesive system.
The integrated ecosystem data knows what you have to do - not just at work - but can also help keep track of things you have to do - at home, with your family, your dentist and doctors appointments, how healthy you’ve been. It encourages a healthy work-life balance in order to keep employees happy and retain and recruit strong talent and skills. When you work overtime, it knows you’re fatigued and suggests to come in an hour late. Spaces will be flexible - as computers in a physical sense will be phased out and become integrated into the furniture itself. Desks will have embedded digital surfaces that turn on when touched or when workers sit down, and a fingerprint scanner that recognizes each worker and allows it to bring up your information and relevant work projects (linked to the cloud storage). The ecosystem operates as an automated system, but allow workers to adapt or control pieces to make it better suited for them, done by a series of sensor remotes controlled by EEG mind mapping devices or gesture recognition. The workplace is personalized for you... It helps you maintain your life - not just what is on your work calendar, and makes sure you are overworked or undervalued.