November 25, 2015

How Wayfinding Improves the Digital Workplace

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Enterprise Wayfinding Platforms are bringing mapping and location-aware technologies to the digital workplace, improving productivity and workplace management.

 

As workplaces become more agile and complex, employees need access to tools that help them quickly locate and book resources, such as: conference rooms, hot desks, telepresence rooms, huddle rooms, and even one another. Integrating mapping, wayfinding, and location-aware technologies with AV and Technology Management tools makes these resources more accessible to employees. At the same time, the combination of these technologies brings new insight into employee work patterns and space usage, providing employers and facilities managers with real-time data that can be used to design workspaces that are better suited to an increasingly transient, agile workforce.

 

Save Time Reserving and Locating Space

Corporate wayfinding apps makes it easy for employees to locate and reserve workspaces and meeting rooms, directly from their mobile devices. This helps remove the confusion associated with booking and locating meeting rooms and workspaces.

 

Expand Reach and Balance Resources

Most employees are familiar with their immediate surroundings. Giving them the tools to confidently reserve and locate meeting rooms beyond their immediate environment helps balance resource usage across a campus.  

 

Get Insights into Space Usage

Location-aware software can collect real-time data on employee work patterns, thereby helping facilities managers design workspaces based on actual employee work patterns, rather than relying solely on research and surveys.

 

How Wayfinding Improves the Campus Experience:

  • Integration with AV and Technology Management Systems - gives employees the ability to locate and book resources directly from a mobile device;
  • Integration with Business Applications and AV Technology - can be used to trigger AV equipment and launch meetings;
  • Quick View Room Status - gives employees the ability to quickly locate and reserve meeting rooms in their immediate vicinity, making ad hoc meetings more convenient;
  • Powerful Search Tools - giving employees the ability to search by location, person, and resource–advanced searchs may include distance, equipment, and room size;
  • Visual Booking - gives employees a map view for locating and reserving meeting rooms and workspaces, using kiosks and mobile devices;
  • Contextual Messages - can be delivered based on location and event: updates delivered during a Town Hall, meeting updates en-route to a venue and even instructions for emergency evacuation;
  • Landmark-Based Navigation - to help new and transient employees easily navigate complex corporate campuses;
  • Indoor Positioning - provides employees with context and location, helping them understand where they are on a campus;
  • Reporting and Insights - helps facilities managers identify common searches and employee work patterns.


Wayfinding software gives employees vital location and contextual information about resources available on a campus, their proximity to resources, and the availability of resources. Employees and Employers benefit from increased productivity, while facilities managers learn more about space utilization that will help drive future decisions on space management and allocation.

 

 

 

 

Author

Jean Moncrieff

Jean Moncrieff is Jibestream's Location Independent Marketing Lead – current location, Italy. In addition to all things marketing, he loves travel, writing, and red wine. Currently experimenting with vegetarianism.

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