Connected objects have been making a lot of headlines for some time. The IoT (Internet of Things) finds its perfect place in a digital world like ours. While in 2017, studies announced more than 24 billion connected objects worldwide by 2020, recent studies indicate a completely different figure. Indeed, market studies conducted on this subject by IDATE (the Institute of Audiovisual and Telecommunications in Europe) announce that by 2020 these objects could reach the number of 80 billion worldwide. An impressive figure that represents an average of 10 objects per person in the world.
When connected objects touch the business world
Connected objects are therefore flooding our daily lives more and more: televisions, watches, bulbs and even fridges, our traditional equipment is now connected. In the face of this digital revolution, companies have also adapted and IoT has emerged in the workplace. Whereas in the past, connected objects were mainly for individual needs, today, companies seem to have recognized the potential that these objects have to offer.
For a better quality of life at work
Better quality of life at work, well-being, more collaboration or even increased productivity, connected objects promise great things to organizations. It remains to be seen how they will achieve this and what the impacts will be on the company and its employees.
Providing objects connected to employees could contribute to their quality of life at work. To do this, companies can intervene directly in the working environment. There are therefore connected devices capable of measuring temperature, sound intensity, brightness or humidity in real time to control the quality of a workspace. Hearing aids to reduce noise levels, headphones to reduce employee stress or a connected cushion to regulate posture, all connected objects created to improve employee well-being.
For more collaboration
Connected objects are also created to promote collaboration between employees. For example, interactive tables can be made available to employees in meeting rooms to interact with others on a project and save information. There are also smart glasses, which, thanks to their voice command, make it possible to simplify collaboration at work, or the connected pen that transfers note-taking directly. Very practical tools for companies.
Connected objects and their precious data
All these connected objects are therefore intended to make life easier for employees but also to collect useful data in order to measure their satisfaction, motivation or to help them find changes that are conducive to their development.
Companies have a strong interest in improving the quality of life at work for employees. According to a Harvard/MIT study, a happy employee would be half as sick, 6 times less absent, 9 times more loyal, 31% more productive and 55% more creative. It seems clear that well-being at work is now a priority. What are companies waiting for? Is it data security that scares companies?
The limits of objects connected in the company
One of the main limits to the implementation of connected objects in companies is data security. As we know, the use of these objects leads to the creation of data linked to the user, and therefore to the employee. With the democratization of these objects in companies, it is more important than ever to monitor and control them, for example by setting up rights and limits on their use. In addition, it is important to integrate these objects intelligently into the work environment so that they meet the needs of employees and correspond to the company’s well-being policy. It is then up to companies to regulate these new tools in order to ensure proper use.
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