As people begin heading back to their workplaces, organizations have a lot to consider before getting their teams on-site. Organizations, especially in the IT sector, need to plan for employee health and safety. Technology will play a key role in adapting operations.
So, what exactly does the future of the workplace look like post-COVID? And what do we need to keep employee health and safety a priority?
Thousands of solutions revolving around remote work and reopening have advanced rapidly this past year, proving just how adaptive the technology industry can be to address unexpected and highly specific circumstances.
Even now that most organizations have evened out their operations, they are facing a brand-new challenge: determining what their workplaces will look like and how they will operate.
Here are some technology considerations for challenges related to maintaining healthy environments.
- Digital Transformation
Digital transformation will continue to play a big role to ensure employees working at an office are connected but distanced. Automating tasks that can keep workers apart while ensuring employees have their own platforms for dynamic collaboration can keep tasks moving forward. Tools for workplace intelligence and analytics for meeting rooms, hardware, and software that demonstrate an effective ROI for productivity will improve efficiencies and workplace health.
- Collaborative Tools
Organizations must invest in AV systems for more effective work collaborations for employees in offices and for those working from home or in hybrid scenarios. Audio Visual setups for conference rooms and team rooms are here to stay. Remote and hybrid working will remain prominent; hence video conferencing tools are a must. These also help in touchless interactions, social distancing during team meetings, and huddles.
- Technology-driven office design
Another consideration is redesigning the office space to maintain safe distancing. This can again be achieved through technology with the use of movable video walls, monitors, and digital signage for internal and external communication. Systems that help facilities managers and HR monitor room occupancy in every building to guarantee that all the employees are following the protocol and maintaining social distancing.
- Health Monitoring Tools
Organizations will need to include technology-based health monitoring tools for workplace safety like thermal scanners and monitors for contactless screening, as well as UV disinfection lights. These tools can be effective for employee health security and safe distancing.
- Network Stability
Lastly, a crucial requirement for any company to run hassle-free operations is the network connectivity in their premises. Without a proper network, these solutions are inaccessible, so reliable network connections must be in place.
As you consider your needs to create the safest possible workforce, CTI can guide you through the many options available. Contact us today or visit our website at www.conferencetech.com to learn more.