If you are an employer waking-up to this new reality, take comfort from the fact that there are tools and technologies here to support you.
Employers would be wise to watch some specific trends that’ll define the “new order” workplace. These include:
Employers could institute simplistic procedures, like sign-in logs, online spreadsheets etc., to manage life in the “new order” workplace. However, these solutions are likely to get quickly out of sync with reality on the office floor. There’s got to be a better way?
Thankfully, there is – the DeskFlex way!
The “new order” will require employers to be a lot smarter in their use of existing (limited) workspace facilities:
With DeskFlex Room Scheduling software, people and facilities managers will be able to make data-driven decisions on these – and many other! – aspects of the new workplace paradigm. Easy and flexible room and asset scheduling means more efficient use of company facilities. And, integration with corporate systems, like Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange, allows added flexibility to change and update schedules on a dime!
Technology-driven devices, like FlexCube, are a great way to help “new order” staff navigate the world of desk and workspace assignments. Color coded, the cube immediately lets staff, searching for vacant workspace, know what the status of nearby desks, pods and workstations is.
Bluetooth-enabled, WiFi-driven and QR-code supported, staff can use this device to de-stress their workspace hunt. These features are especially helpful when impromptu and ad-hoc situations “just happen!”.
Until there’s clear-cut evidence that COVID-19 is no longer a threat, social distancing in the workplace is here to stay. Unfortunately, with the hum-drum of a busy workplace to contend with, working together while staying apart is a challenge. And that’s where technology-equipped DeskFlex beacons can help.
The beacons allow the Bluetooth devices to send and capture information with short distances. Mobile devices connected to a beacon will quickly get alerts, signaling their proximity to the signal. The Beacons can do more than just send out alerts. Use them to broadcast availability/in-use status of nearby assets, like Team boards, Audio-visual equipment and even desks and workstations.