AI has become streamlined particularly within the Human Resources process but has quickly disrupted the way we virtually operate in the workplace.
AI in the workplace is currently influencing:
- Human Resources
- Unionized Employees
- Data Privacy and Security Services
- Employee Benefits
- Workplace Transition Policies
Embracing technological advances is the future of the workplace, Artificial Intelligence has penetrated into every major industry from healthcare to transportation and is rapidly transforming the employee experience.
New technology initiatives using artificial intelligence in the workplace require the design technology roadmap, defining the short-term and long-term goals.
Customer engagement has now become something that is programmed and no longer measured.
OSHA requires that all companies have a written emergency action plan, of course, a plan is only as good as its effectiveness.
Planning ahead and maintaining a well-equipped team will help make a critical difference.
Here are planning considerations:
• Document emergency procedures
• Communicate the plan
• Post your evacuation routes/floor plan exit diagram in visible locations
• Practice drills
• Develop role system
In an unforeseen situation – the best way to protect your organization and employees is to expect the unexpected. Having an emergency action plan in place is essential in preventing a disorganized evacuation or emergency response that may cause confusion, property damage, or worse – injury.
To ensure ALL occupants know the way out of a building – HF Planners, LLC can assist you with Evacuation Route Planning – we understand the importance of having an Emergency Preparedness Protocol.
“Approximately 350,000 people are killed and 313 million people are injured in work-related accidents annually according to the International Labor Organization.”
HF Planners, LLC understands the importance of having an Emergency Preparedness Protocol and can assist you with evacuation route planning to ensure occupants know the way out of a building. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.
Not to be confused with “hot-desking” or “hoteling”, Activity Based Workspace is an office trend that is taking over the way people interact with each other, physical space, and technology.
Surprising Benefits of Activity Based Working:
• No employee is confined to one workspace, each part of the workplace is designed to a specific activity.
o Collaboration, one-on-one conversations, quiet areas for focused work, or places for socialization with colleagues.
• For businesses that are considering implementing an employee wellness program, but have not yet; Activity-Based Working is a step in the right direction.
Does your current office environment suffer from poor acoustics?
If design for a space does not adequately consider acoustics for its surfaces, sound control can easily become a problem.
Hard, highly reflective surfaces can be some of the worst offenders for poor sound quality, as are spaces with high ceilings. Because sound bounces off these hard surfaces, ceiling and wall surfaces are critical areas to target for acoustics.
Workplace design can minimize acoustical problems in an open office space environment.
Characteristics of poor acoustics include:
• Increased absenteeism
• Distracted employees
• Loss of productivity
• Noise distraction
• Loss of privacy and confidentiality
Sound Masking is designed to not eliminate sound, but to create a comfortable sound level that can be tuned or changed due to the internal environment.
Here are some benefits of great acoustics:
• Increased worker productivity
• Job satisfaction
• High consideration for the wellness of the space
Organizational change starts with a communication strategy; combat resistance to change by communicating the plan in the early stages.
“Traditional change model advocates for generating employee buy-in by maximizing communication.” True change is a process, not a state of being, Carl Rogers.
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Examples and tips for Organizational Change Management; whether you are looking at a short-term or long-time project, chances are:
• 44% don’t understand the change they’re being asked to make
• Over one-third don’t agree with it in the first place
Reason being, people are against change. These tips can help smooth the uncomfortableness over for a calmer transition for change management initiatives.
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Here are 5 Ways to Cut your Energy Usage:
" ...facility managers can not only capitalize on utility rebate programs swiftly, avoiding inevitable program changes, but also maximize the entire process of developing and executing cost reduction initiatives."
Partner with HF Planners, LLC to be your "choice architect" to develop cutting edge work environments.
"As designers, we have a responsibility to improve the work environment to reflect these changes, expectations and needs to better optimize organizational performance."