Innovations in Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety Solutions.
Attraction & Retention of Zillennials & Millennials
Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
We need to better understand the power, the potential, plus the speed at which we can achieve the necessary change by adopting the digital natives and the digitally enhanced and augmented into our workforces to help solve our present education emergency.
Our education sessions "2020 Vision for Automated Buildings AHR Expo" speaks well to today's metamorphic change.
Our industry is fast becoming another IT/Cloud/Data-driven industry. As it evolves towards deeper digitization, our industry is fast becoming a new playground for hyper-digital who are ready to take buildings to the next level. The hard part is how do we redefine our business models as we try to recruit, train and retain this next group of all-stars.
Propagating our People Power is our ongoing challenge. To grow our industry younger, we need to get our message out that we are an exciting industry where young folks can make a difference. We need to offer Job Crafting and promote “Job flexibility as a game-changer” to attract them. The same factors that attract folks go a long way to keeping them engaged and passionate while helping us hold on to them longer. We need to tell the world why they want to be part of our passion. Job crafting captures the active changes employees make to their own job designs in ways that can bring about numerous positive outcomes, including engagement, job satisfaction, resilience, and thriving.
Becoming IP-Enabled: People and Products
As IP-Enabled people are forcing the improvement of the occupant experience by matching the building with the technology they are now using.
It is very clear that the complexity and value of our industry will not disappear. We are becoming IP-Enabled, we are morphing to a very valuable part of IT. While now in rapid transition, we have become a new subset of the IoT movement. To survive, we need both our People and Products to become IP-Enabled. Most of what we do not know is that we are transitioning to a new identity—we are now walking and talking IoT, we are becoming IP-Enabled. We are an industry with deep roots and a strong connection to physical things. We are the "Things" in the IoT equation. We all need to stand firm on our roots while learning what our new IP-Enabled world looks like. We are organizing our events like IoT folks; we speak IoT, yes we are all starting to talk funny…IoT, listen to yourselves. We Digital Immigrants need to merge with younger folks, the Digital Natives, to continue our IoT journey with the new kids on the block: the Digitally Augmented. This amazing metamorphosis has us all closely coupled with the internet and IT ways. To achieve, we need to grow younger and softer very quickly and become more IoT-ish in our reinvention. We need to attract the talent that is driving the Internet of Things. Propagating our People Power is our ongoing challenge. To grow our industry younger, we need to get our message out that we are an exciting industry in which young folks can make a difference and offer them Job Crafting and promote “Job flexibility as a game-changer” to attract them. We need to tell the world why they want to be part of our passion.
We need to practice what we preach while painting a vivid picture of our new purpose and what we are selling as our core services to attract and retain the new generations.
“The Office has to be Interesting, or Else People are Just Going to Work from Home”
“The tremendous value organizations place on their people extends to real estate, as executives realize that giving people a job and a place to work is not enough—you need to create a space where they want to be. Human experience is a key differentiator for how people engage with an organisation — both strategically and operationally,” JLL explains in the context of retaining talent from the tech-savvy emerging millennial workforce.
Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025, and Generation Z (born since the year 2000) began to enter the workforce from 2018. These are generations that have grown up with digital and connected technology, and they will prioritize smartly designed and technology-rich workplaces when choosing between employment options. Driven by the desire to attract the best young talent, tenants will increasingly choose smart buildings for their physical workplaces or consider more remote and virtual options that are also popular with younger workers.
Smart office adapts to people’s needs
The office as an active contributor to business success. By 2030, millennials are expected to make up 75% of the workforce – and they are demanding a more productive and flexible work environment that enables activity-based working.
Smart offices are the key to meeting these requirements. They use state-of-the-art building technology to improve employee performance and reveal ways to use office space efficiently and economically.
By providing the ideal conditions for the task at hand, By giving the people a voice in deciding how and when spaces are used, By creating communities.
A fun poke by our contributing editor Nicolas that explores the Hype Cycle of our education emergency while connecting many AB articles plus provides insight to the "will take time to reach mainstream adoption."
Building Buzz Breakdown – Innovation all around, Metadata tagging, Cloud computing, Digital Twins, IoT, wireless, smart buildings, 5G, augmented reality, virtual reality, predictive maintenance and a partridge in a pear tree. It’s a jungle out there, which is why I tried to jot down some of the things I’ve seen lately and put them in the Building Buzz-cycle depicted below. The perspective is that from a more traditional building automation perspective, and that’s why it might differ to other frameworks. However, everything in the BB-Cycle is doable today, quite easily if you know what you are doing. But it will take time to reach mainstream adoption, if ever, and there’s no time like the present.
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