In the area of software development, programmers routinely automate their tasks with the help of event-driven programming. Essentially, programmers identify actions to be carried out when certain events are triggered. One example could be to notify all team members whenever a new nightly build is available for routine testing. Another could be to notify developers when a regression test fails.
With the advent of smart technologies, triggers can be set up to monitor the physical environment of the office. Smart technologies, as we’ve discussed before, rely on IoT-based devices in conjunction with physical resources – air conditioners, lighting, etc. With a smart integration of RFID smart cards (which are typically already present in employee’s identity cards) with the company’s messaging platform, facilities managers can be notified when a large meeting has ended in a conference room – thereby prompting the cleaners to tidy up the room for the next meeting. Smart integration of calendars could notify the parking facilities to proactively reserve parking spots for clients visiting the office and the front desk to keep a visitor’s badge ready. Door sensors at restrooms could prompt a cleaning ahead of the routine schedule if there has been significant usage.