The global coronavirus pandemic had a huge negative overall impact on all industries. Even the technology companies were not spared. Many organizations were forced to send their employees home to work in order to preserve some percentage of its operations. However, when one door closes, another opens. Tech companies discovered that not only did their employees not suffer any productivity loss but also in some cases, the personnel started performing better.
Home office brought people new insight into the work-life balance. As a result, tech companies are showing increasing reluctance to bring their people back into the offices. This trend, however, left one problem unresolved – what will happen with the office space? Many companies had rented or build huge buildings to house their workforce. Now, however, it seems that such big spaces are not needed. What could be the solution?
Tech companies require enough office space in order to satisfy those people who wish to work on-site as well as to host conferences and meeting but not so much as to stay empty and generate a lot of expenses. The owners and CEOs decided to keep a portion of their office spaces in order to satisfy everyone who desires to come work on-site but this created the issue that many employees may come at the same time and there will not be enough space for everyone.
Workplace management tools
These issues opened the market to the need for workplace management tools. These software applications map out our entire building and parking areas into a mobile map. The available work desks, conference areas and parking spaces are available for booking by your employees. This way the building manager and easily manage the office and your personnel can easily schedule and plan their work if they decide to come to the office.
The workplace management software also helps to combine your staff into one area in order to save on electric and heating bills. This is the way to go forward and more and more companies even outside the tech industry are starting to adopt this approach using similar tools.
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