The “Goldilocks’ spot”: a playful term applied to the environment so perfectly adapted to the needs of the building user that it creates a “home from home” feeling when in the office. But how to achieve this illusive feeling?
Take Ernst and Young, for example. The multinational professional services network built a Resilient Workplace System to guarantee employees that Goldilocks’ spot the moment they walk through the door. “The solution was an IT system that allows individuals to book, register, and enquire about spaces and choose an appropriate workplace depending on their business requirements,” says Dr Paul Luciani, E&Y’s Asia Pacific Real Estate Leader.
Through well implemented tech, employees can choreograph their own in-building experience to suit their exacting needs. Be that a need for more quiet focus time, a desire to sit by the window, wanting a cooler, lighter or darker workspace, or booking collaboration and meeting areas – technology personalizes the nine to five for each individual building user.
Simple things like touchless entry and desk booking apps can have a big impact. The benefit? Boosting workplace satisfaction, increasing efficiencies, and streamlining what once upon a time was a painfully clunky experience.