The smart home revolution of automated appliances, sensors and apps is driving much more than time savings. Just as the smartphone automated separate tools like our calendars, mailbox, phone, and cameras, the smart home automates separate roles like security, cleaning, gardening and entertainment. Home automation delivers many benefits that can translate into happier, more focused and productive employees.
Did you leave the oven on?
Employee focus is key to productivity. If your team is constantly distracted, they’re not going to be producing. Connected devices and apps can help alleviate attention deficit by reassuring them that yes, the oven is turned off, the door is locked, the car is in the driveway, the kids are safely home from school, the thermostat is set to a comfy temperature and the dog hasn’t (yet) shredded the sofa. This remote assurance is more powerful than you may imagine - and can keep your team focused at the office.
A smarter nudge to a healthier life
Health and fitness tracking has quickly become the ‘killer app’ for smart devices. Smartwatches and apps enable detailed activity, sleep and food tracking, unleashing an entirely new breed of wellness innovations. With gamification strategies to nudge us into healthier habits, this new ecosystem is helping employees lose weight, move more, sleep better and eat smarter. Forward-thinking HR execs are harnessing this power and creating competitive wellness challenges that reward steps walked, stairs climbed, weight lost and even extended fitness streaks. Healthier employees are more present, productive, reliable and take fewer sick days.
Keeping up with the Jetsons
To stay competitive, every customer-facing business needs to stay current. That means ensuring your team truly understands customer needs, aspirations and challenges. Consumer curiosity is at an all-time high, and smart devices are becoming widely available at hardware retailers, electronic stores and even grocery chains. Offering these affordable and desired devices through an employee rewards program is a great way to help your employees experience the category and keep up with your customer base.
Plugging into new opportunities
The more your employees can understand the potential upsides - and downsides - of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, the better equipped they will be to recognize the broad applications and impact of smart devices for your organization. Home automation is transforming all aspects of the home experience:
- A reassurance of security in an increasingly unpredictable world, with devices like remote cameras, locks, doorbells, security sensors, and smoke/CO2/water leak detectors
- A sense of control over a busy and complex household with smart devices including switches, plugs, color bulbs, vacuums, pet access, kitchen appliances and garage door openers
- A feeling of comfort from devices that improve our personal space, like programmable thermostats, air conditioners, AQ sensors, fans and automatic window shades
- The freedom to play, with virtual assistants, smart TVs, digital photo frames, and smart speakers that make connection and entertainment more enjoyable.
Using a smart lightbulb today can quickly illuminate ideas for tomorrow’s new apps, product features and customer relationship.
Configure it out? We make it easy.
As with many technology products, smart devices can seem complicated. Which is why we’ve partnered with the world’s most respected brands to only offer smart devices that are easy to set up, fun to use and proven to help. Apple, Logitech, Google, Amazon, Phillips, Roomba, Ecobee… they’re the best tech, from the right companies.
Creating programs that keep your team future-facing
With Power2Motivate, you can build a program that’s tailored to match your company size and culture, and directly link positive behavior and achievement to tangible, attractive rewards. Contact us today to find out how we can help keep your team members focused and motivated. We can set up a demo of our highly configurable engagement platform, so you can see for yourself just how impactful it can be.