Nowadays, many office workers find charging their devices troublesome – and not just phones. With the increasing use of mobile technology, the growth of the Internet of Things, and Millennials joining the workforce in greater numbers, no workplace should be short of convenient charging methods.
Facility managers should consider the following to help ensure they keep up with these trends:
Adapting to a Changing World
Many office workers rely on USB ports to power their various devices; traditional outlets aren’t enough anymore. Incorporate all USB formats, including USB-A and USB-C, and leave room for the innovative USB technologies still to come.
Roll with the Changes
Before the technology revolutions that currently mystify some in the Baby Boomer set, workers had to plug in to a power source to charge the electronic devices needed for their work. Those days are long gone. Today’s workforce needs to prioritize accessible power for many devices—with varying wattage and charger types—throughout the office. When asked if nearby power/charging opportunities are a priority in meeting rooms, many a Millennial will tell you yes.
It’s easy to follow your instincts and budget and aim for a cheaper option, but that will only cost you more in the long run. Our advice? Do the proper research: talk to your younger employees, and make sure you make power option choices that are viable in at the moment, but also in the long run.