Employee experience is about more than just reducing turnover. In fact, according to numerous research papers, according to research conducted by Glassdoor, organizations that invest the most heavily in employee experience outperform the overall market, beating the return on the S&P 500 by as much as 122% between 2009 and 2014.
Though, at first thought, the responsibility of EX may fall on the shoulders of HR and corporate leadership teams, office design leaders certainly play a pivotal role in shaping employee experience from the very first prospective employees walk into the office for their interview until the day they leave. A high tech, fully connected office space not only communicates to employees that your company values innovation and is willing to invest in solutions that increase employee satisfaction, but can also enable employees to work smarter, faster and more collaboratively. Furthermore, as the war for talent rages on, many leading-edge companies are now finding themselves embroiled in an “amenities arms race” trying to out do the competition by offering the latest and, often, flashiest, cutting-edge workplace features and solutions. For these companies, it’s no longer about simply improving productivity through automation or increased connectivity but delivering awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind employee “super-experiences” that no other company can replicate.
This trend is not lost on venture capital firms and real estate developers who, according to the New York Times, are investing more in high tech office technology than ever before. For example, in the first quarter of 2019, venture capital investment in real estate technologies increased by 250% to $4.9 billion over the same period in 2018, according to data supplier CREtech.
With all this in mind, below we take a look at 5 “super-experience” enabling technologies ushering in a new, experience-centric era of commercial real estate and workplace design. In this articles, we show you how you too can successfully leverage these solutions to support innovation, productivity, learning and engagement at Future Offices Summer.
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