Improving the employee experience is the top priority for nearly one-third of corporate real estate executives today, according to recent Verdantix research.
It’s not surprising, then, that today’s CRE leaders are investing in new workplace technology that improves employee comfort and wellbeing while connecting them to the services they need to stay engaged.
The Hummingbird workplace experience app was designed specifically for the employee experience, and it’s gaining traction among workplace leaders. More than 100 companies have implemented Hummingbird in the past 12 months, totaling over 100,000 users. Here are three reasons why.
Employees expect the technology they use in the workplace to be just as user-friendly as the apps they use at home—which is why a good user interface is so critical.
In fact, in the most recent Verdantix research, 80% of global workplace leaders said the quality of the user interface was a top consideration in their decision to invest in new technology.
In an IWMS benchmark published in March 2019, Verdantix said iOFFICE had “one of the most intuitive user interfaces across the IWMS marketplace,” in large part because of its ability to display interactive 3D floor plans in the Hummingbird mobile app, add icons to floorplans to highlight points of interest, and functionality for users to rotate floor plans to improve orientation.
More organizations are moving away from assigned seats and adopting an agile work environment. While agile working can bring significant financial benefits by improving space utilization, it can have a negative impact on the employee experience if it isn’t executed properly.
For instance, in the absence of assigned seats, it can be difficult for employees to find their colleagues. And entirely open office environments can be noisy and disruptive. An activity-based work environment where employees choose from a variety of spaces depending on the work they’re doing is much more conducive to productivity. However, without room reservation software, you’re bound to have confusion and even conflict among employees.
Hummingbird also makes it easy for employees to find people, reserve space, request service or receive mail, visitors or important announcements wherever they are. They can access the app through their mobile device, via iPads mounted outside meeting rooms or through wayfinding kiosks.
Our workplace app also helps landlords who are looking to enhance their tenants’ experience of coworking spaces. For instance, Vertex Pharmaceuticals offers Hummingbird's employee experience app to the start-ups renting space in its incubation hub so they can book conference rooms, reserve lab equipment and locate colleagues and rooms. The company also uses iOFFICE’s workplace management software to analyze data collected through Hummingbird. This allows leaders to track tenants’ usage of space and conference rooms to calculate their rent and contributions to building service agreements.
With new technologies and apps being introduced every day, it can be difficult for corporate real estate executives and workplace leaders to keep up.
iOFFICE’s vision is to make it easy for them to continue to provide exceptional, connected experiences in the workplace.
That’s why we’ve designed the iOFFICE Hummingbird workplace experience app with an open API so it can integrate with a wide range of solutions. Hummingbird already integrates seamlessly with our robust workplace management system, providing a continual feedback loop between workplace leaders and the workforce. We've recently added functionality to speed up the visitor check-in process, including enabling pre-registration emails to be sent to visitors with a QR code they can scan for check-in within 10 seconds. Our visitor management system also integrates with Slack and Apple Watch so hosts can receive instant notifications when a visitor arrives.
We also connect to a number of previously vetted marketplace partners, including IoT sensors, to help leaders continually optimize their workplace.
In the past 12 months, we have established integrations with ride-sharing apps Lyft and Uber as well as food delivery services DoorDash, Grubhub and OpenTable.
Creating an exceptional employee experience starts by giving your workforce the tools they need to stay connected and productive. And Hummingbird offers this in one easy-to-use mobile app.
Want a closer look at the Hummingbird workplace experience app? Request a demo today!
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