The workplace of the future has already arrived for nearly 900 Cisco Canada headquarters employees in downtown Toronto’s RBC WaterPark Place building.
The space functions as a living lab for Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE), as well as a showroom for clients. Intelligent building systems link Cisco’s people, processes, data and things on a single network, enabling employees to work in drastically different ways.
The smart, connected building infrastructure supports a 100 percent unassigned seat approach. Cisco’s people can select a workspace that supports their activities and needs for the day. Once at a workstation, their smart devices synch with their computers. They can adjust personal comfort settings for lighting and temperature.
To spur spontaneous interaction, the design provides all sorts of places where Cisco’s people can come together and collaborate. Writing surfaces and video screens throughout the space support this approach.
Smart meeting rooms adjust for the number of participants, with intelligent sensors monitoring and changing the temperature, lighting and air as needed.
Cisco-branded environments highlight the company’s commitment to innovation and technology leadership. A Client Briefing Centre and Innovation Centre showcase Cisco’s collaboration technology products.