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Integrating Technology Infrastructure into Your Office Design 

Technology cloud concept representing integrating technology infrastructure into office design.

Today’s world is filled with technology. As American author and futurist Alvin Toffler stated, “The great growling engine of change is technology.” Technology is a must for today’s businesses to succeed. John Chambers, technology leader and former CEO of Cisco Systems, said boldly, “At least 40% of businesses will die in the next 10 years if they don’t figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies.” Thus, integrating technology infrastructure into workspace design and operations is essential. 

Why Technology is Important for Business 

Consider these reasons why technology is important for business today: Technology enables faster, wider, and more efficient communication, including interactions among team members, clients or customers, investors, and the public. It is used to enable better data management, including helping to keep company and customer data secure. It helps to increase the efficiency of processes, systems, and services. It enables employees to work smarter and more efficiently. It helps businesses achieve greater results in less time and at less cost. It provides companies with the tools to innovate and adapt. 

However, integrating technology infrastructure into office design and daily operations must occur for these benefits to be realized.

How to Choose the Right Office Technologies

Choosing the right office technologies and integrating technology infrastructure requires five things. First, define your business goals and determine the kind and extent of technologies needed and how they support the achievement of those goals. Second, the stakeholders for each area of desired technology must be defined. Third, get significant and continuing end-user input. Fourth, always keep scalability in mind. Fifth, consider future flexibility.

Integrating Technology Infrastructure into Your Office Design  

Integrating technology infrastructure into office design enables an enterprise to prioritize and facilitate greater innovation. Technology should not disrupt company culture but create a stronger culture. 

Consider these ideas for integrating technology infrastructure into your office design: 

  1. Design smart spaces to enable smart and efficient work. That necessitates convenient plug-in access for power and data. It also means intelligent lighting systems along with area-adjustable and energy-efficient HVAC systems. Spaces should have comfortable seating and appropriately designed worktops. 
  2. Ensure that data connectivity is widely available. 
  3. Facilitate effective and efficient employee collaboration. That can include interactive digital displays, whiteboards, video conferencing, and collaborative meeting spaces. 
  4. Plan flexible workstations and adaptable spaces to enable employees to use a quiet space for focused work, provide collaborative spaces for team discussions, and offer casual spaces for informal gatherings. 
  5. Plan safety and security technology.  
  6. Plan collaboration tools for remote working situations. 
  7. Anticipate and prepare for future adaptations to provide further technological advancements. Technology continues to advance and evolve, so companies need to plan for future advancements. Modular office designs and flexible infrastructure will enable adapting to future changes. 

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