Today’s workforce is undergoing profound changes. Baby boomers are staying in the workforce longer and plan to retire later than any other previous generation. A 2015 Gallup poll reported that 37% of non-retired Americans said they don’t expect to stop working until after age 65.That is up considerably from the 14% who said this in 1995. Couple that with millennials who are accustomed to flexibility, openness, and instant connectivity that are taking over a lion’s share of jobs. By 2020 these digital native, hyper-connected millennials will make up 50% of the workforce and 75% by 2025, according to public policy research firm Brookings Institution.
A recent Deloitte study projects that sensor deployment in commercial real estate is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 78.8 percent between 2015 and 2020 to nearly 1.3 billion. It is clear that smart building technology is evolving at lightning pace and delivering way more than just energy savings.