Going to a hospital can be an extremely stressful situation. In this environment, an inviting atmosphere can be difficult to achieve but can make all the difference for a patient or their loved ones. Old, outdated technology and areas can lead to a more depressing and intimidating environment for patients while new, seamlessly integrated technology, like our Interactive Interior technology, is able relieve some of the stress associated with hospital visits. From the reception area to the hallways, every aspect of a hospital contributes to a patient’s experience, and below are several ways these areas can be changed to improve the patient’s experiences.
I am willing to bet that most of our readers are familiar with all the exciting new buzzwords for the work place. Words like “gamification”, “employee engagement”, “team building” … and the list goes on and on. Basically, an entirely new industry has arisen as an attempt to raise productivity and stimulate the innovative nature of employees. There is a good reason for this new business place innovation.
According to the best available information for the year 2015, more the 70% of employees are dissatisfied and uncommitted to their work. More than $300 Billion dollars in productivity is lost each year to disengaged employees and nearly 40% of new hires leave their job due to poor initial training and job dissatisfaction.
These numbers are staggering, so it is easy to understand how and why these new concepts are gaining traction in industries across all sectors of the markets. But there is more to engagement and happiness than software and “trust falls” and that seemingly forgotten component is the environment in which people find themselves working.
Too Much of a Good Thing?
Everybody loves autumn. The sweltering dog days are slowly losing their bite, the leaves begin to change …… Forget all of that. Autumn means one thing – football is back!