"We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us." Wise words spoken by Winston Churchill, shared by one of our guests on episode 3 of the Workplace Innovator Podcast. In our first two episodes we're taking a look at how both technology and data from the built environment are "helping us drive better, smarter, more confident decision making about why we even have space", and what we can do to maximize the benefit it brings our organizations.
Workplace Experience Strategies & Real Estate Decision-Making
Adam Stolz | Managing Director, Workplace Experience & Strategy at Transwestern
"The built environment has a place, we have the opportunity now to better use data to help inform the decision making around why do we have it, who is using it, and how can we illustrate the role that it plays in helping people perform better."
Technology Tools for the Built Environment
Joseph Aamidor | Build Environment Expert & Founder of Aamidor Consulting
"Organizations that have a lot of buildings aren't just concerned with how much energy they're consuming...but with how operationally efficient their buildings are, and how productive are the buildings for the actual occupants."
From experience managing data impacting the built environment, to a deep understanding of the many tech tools that help manage the workplace, Joseph Aamidor is the perfect guest for the third episode of the Workplace Innovator Podcast. Considering there are thousands of new workplace tech tools emerging each year, how do we know which ones are going to provide the solution we need? During this episode Joseph discusses his four steps in selecting the right technology for your organization.
1. Identifying Core Problems
2. Research Vendor Capabilities
3. Investigating Vendors / RFPs
4. Adoption Plan for Technology Selected
The most important step in selecting the right solution for your space? Investing time as an organization to define exactly what your needs are - as they can change frequently. Without this initial step, any time spent researching or demoing new workplace technology could put you at risk for "riding the bus" instead of driving.
Joseph also covers the importance of addressing privacy concerns, the overwhelming process of vendor selection and other common hurdles that workplace leaders face, and provides a roadmap to help guide you through the journey to a more efficient workspace.