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IoT solutions at workplaces increase the well-being of employees

24 October 2018

Internet of Things (IoT) is coming to work spaces at full speed. The benefits are clear: IoT solutions make work days smoother and increase the well-being of employees. It is a human-centric digital service that focuses on improving employee well-being and happiness and increasing productivity.

By automating time-consuming and non-productive tasks of in-office communication and administration, it encourages employees to straight-forward human interaction, collaboration and co-innovation. With the help of IoT sensors and software solutions, employees can easily find a suitable space for their work at a flex office. No reservation systems are needed as employees can see available spaces in real time via the software. The utilization rate of spaces increases, as data is gathered about the usage of spaces. Unused spaces are easily spotted and can be re-designed for better use.

“We have been piloting the system and the first experiences are really positive. The well-being of employees has increased” says Antti Olin, Director of Working customer area at Isku.

In IoT solutions, Isku is partnering with Nordic software and services company Tieto to offer intelligent solutions to its customers.

Improved communication

In addition to spaces, the system can also track the movement of employees in the office space. This comes especially useful in a very large office building. The system shows where your coworkers are and if they are available. It helps office users to choose intuitively and instantly with whom to work and where to work.

“This way, spontaneous face-to-face meetings are made easy and communication improves”, says Gunnar Tolf, Head of Commercialisation for Data Driven Businesses at Tieto.

Additional benefits are also improved maintenance of spaces, IT solutions and furniture. When employees report maintenance calls via the system, the faults are easily found. It is also easy for the employees to report problems.

“This way we ensure that the spaces and furniture are functional all the time”, says Antti Olin.

Isku at Orgatec Fair in Cologne

Isku and Tieto are presenting intelligent solutions at Orgatec, international trade fair for modern working environments. As an expert in work environments, Isku is showcasing its modern and functional solutions for today’s needs. You will find us at Hall 10.2, Stand Q050 P051. Welcome!

More information

Antti Olin, Director, Working, Isku, tel. +358 44 792 3361,
Päivi Piispa, Communications Manager, Isku, tel. +358 40 5158835,
Olli Nurminen, Head of Sales and Sales Partners, tel. +358 45 122 3152,

See also Tieto Empathic Building website and Tieto’s video about IoT solutions at work spaces and offices.

About Isku

Isku is a Finnish family business founded by Eino Vikström in Lahti, Finland in 1928. Isku’s products are known for their high quality. Isku designs and manufactures furniture and offers services and comprehensive interior solutions for homes, schools, offices, healthcare facilities and all public spaces.

Being Finnish is an important value, resource and source of pride for Isku. Isku trusts Finnish know‑how, work and quality. Isku has centralized all of its production in Lahti, Finland. Since 2015 Isku has invested 25 million euros in modernizing its factory and systems, logistics and work ergonomics. The most modern furniture factory in northern Europe will be completed in 2018.

Isku does not just want to follow laws, but clearly exceed their requirements in sustainability. To us, responsibility means happy customers and employees, healthy materials that support sustainable development, and eco‑friendly and financially sustainable business activities.

In Finland, Isku has a number of its own sales and service centres. In addition to the extensive service network in Finland, Isku operates in the Nordics, the Baltics, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan, France and the Middle East, and is involved in projects all around the world. We are looking for new distributors at Orgatec fair.

Read more about Isku at

About Tieto

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.


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