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There’s a high level of confidence in smart offices because of their ability to trigger benefits for an organisation. Decision-makers think the chief benefits of smart offices will be in raising productivity and wellbeing, appealing to new talent and employee loyalty.

Top of the list of must-haves are: self-adjusting lighting and window shades; the ability to personalise heat and light settings for your immediate space and have those settings follow you around the building; circadian lighting systems that mimic natural daylight; heat and lighting systems that adjust automatically according to weather and occupancy.

The bulk of employees are most interested in features that make their workspace more comfortable while decision-makers are interested in greater efficiencies and cost savings.

We’re pretty sure that the main impetus for smart offices may well come from the now generation who are more accustomed to – and indeed expect – the changes to working practices that smart technology can bring.