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Tieto and PopInWork collaborate to introduce smart and empathic workplace solutions in Sweden

PopInWork is first in Sweden to implement the IoT solution Tieto Empathic Building, which utilises real-time visualisation and analysis of user data to optimise and enhance the working environment.

Tomi Teikko

Head of Tieto Empathic Building

In November 2017, PopInWork opened its first member office in the centre of Stockholm. To take the member office to the next level, PopInWork has now implemented the IoT solution Tieto Empathic Building.

The collaboration enables members to find available workplaces and rooms in an instant, locate other members and colleagues, and tailor their working day and environment based on their own needs.

'Tieto's solution allows us to be innovative and provide smart services that give our members direct access to the right expertise, right colleagues and right places. Positioning technology also allows us to analyse the occupation level and optimise the use of our office space and occupation levels in real-time, which improves the overall experience for our members,' said Karin Ståhl, co-founder of PopInWork.

The collaboration will be used to introduce the empathic building concept to the Swedish market, while PopInWork’s premises will act as Tieto's showroom in Sweden. Previously, Tieto's global headquarters in Finland had been equipped with the same solution.

'PopInWork has managed to take the activity-based workplaces to another level, and their concept is a perfect match for us. We have a close collaboration to provide more businesses with the opportunity to discover the power of intelligent and empathic offices, and to experience how technology can improve both efficiency and the working environment,' stated Tomi Teikko, Concept Owner at Tieto Empathic Building.

Each PopInWork member can choose when and what kind of information they want to share with others. They can report problems, give feedback, seek a specific expertise or share a message with others. Everything is visible in the shared interface, available in the users' phones or on interactive screens in the venue.

Open and qualitative collaboration enabled by new technology is getting more crucial for organisations and is one of the key trends identified by the GoToWork consultancy firm, a sister company to PopInWork, in a new report on office trends.

'More and more companies go from looking at premises as a cost, and instead see potential for innovation, co-operation and a driver for future growth,' said Teikko.

Read more about Tieto Empathic Building

PopInWork is Sweden's first fully activity-based member office. Here you don't book a place, but take the place that suits your work or mood. PopInWork was created by the industry's leading experts in developing and designing working environments and working methods, Karin Ståhl and Karolina Mölldal. PopInWork know what is needed to create a good workplace with variety, ergonomic furniture, position-oriented lighting and cutting-edge technology that support various workdays. The first-ever PopInWork is located in central Stockholm at Kungsbron 18, a 90-second walk from Arlanda Express.

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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