Google Nest Mini… Work Edition
With millions of new remote workers, a lot of people are spending much more time at home… working.
Google Home units have become incredibly popular, with 12.5M unit sales in 2018 and Google estimates by 2025, they’ll reach 140M in the smart speak range. But does this translate to work situations?
With Google’s renewed attention on GSuite… sorry, Workspace, and their focus on cleaning things up with Google Meet, Gmail and other software most commonly used in the workplace, chances are they’ll turn their attention on making the consumer options a lot more immersive.
Nests at Work
Google have plenty of options when it comes to work smart-home technologies, they could consider some of the following:
- Release a Google Nest Mini connected to Google Workspace for your company, ordered and managed by admin management.
- Add an option for existing users of Google Home/Nests to add a work account and use at their desk.
- Introduce a better microphone unit and allow connection with Google Meet video calls, for better, more streamlined meetings.
With Google’s continued focus on Google Assistant, this is the perfect opportunity to consider bringing in a work/life smart home hub that manages you during the day.
Not managing your workload, but managing your health, mind and schedule.
Google Nest Mini Work Edition (working on the name) would provide folks with insights about their schedule and working day, provide recommendations for exercises and health and potentially even connect you with calls around your home.
The future could be very interesting with this new Google innovation, but I can see a lot of folks worrying that their manager will be listening in to the occasional moan 😉