Baby Cube to Improve Wellbeing at the Workplace

May 7, 20192:42 pm
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Poor working environment can lead to stress. When employees feel stressed and overwhelmed at work, chances are, they will not be as productive as when they are happy and healthy. If left unaddressed, the workforce’s declining productivity could lead to hampering performance and poor business revenue that later will affect your company’s sustainability.

Various researches have shown that poor working environment can burn down employee’s motivation as well as spreading negativity and even bringing depression to the workplace. When one of your employees feel depressed and no action is taken to overcome the situation, you will soon see a working “zombie” in your office – he might be present physically, but emotionally absent and drained.

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Among most effective methods to overcome negativity is create positive culture within the team members. This kind of positivity can be a cure for stressful working condition so you can bring back your employees’ smiles. In order to spread positivity, you need to be able to monitor the whole organization working process and environment, which can be a daunting task to accomplish. It could be tough to monitor employee conditions especially when your company have hundreds, or even thousands, of staff.

Are you dealing with the same problem? Worry no more, a new invention that can help you has come, and it is called Baby Cube.

Designed for office workers, researches from Deakin University’s School of Engineering have developed most convenient method of monitoring physical wellbeing of employees. The invention is called Cube Comfort monitor aka Baby Cube. Baby Cube is equipped with an array of sensors to monitor parameters such as light, intensity, humidity, air quality, and sound levels. These parameters, then, are transmitted to a cloud-based server. The data in the server can be used by management to improve comfort levels while also saving energy resources.  

Scott Adams, PhD student working with the team from Deakin, revealed that contemporary office buildings generally have in-built monitoring systems. However, these in-built monitor systems are not common in older building. Baby Cubes, the latest in a trend of innovations, can do the task in older and large building.  

Baby cubes are vary in size and quite small to sit on individual/office desktop cubes to miniaturised whole-of-office systems. “It is a low-cost way of collecting data that will help managers monitor what’s happening in any office, or part of that office,” added Adams. The most important is, this cube can help managers know what’s happening to their employee whether they work in comfort or not – whether they are stressful or not.

The team is now testing monitor at 15 sites across Deakin, with aim of commercialising it later this year. Are you ready to adapt this technology for your inclusive business?  

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