The pandemic will have forever altered our current and future work environments. In January this year, staffing company Robert Half found that only less than half of professionals said their companies offered the option to work remotely. However, since the coronavirus hit this has all changed, since working from home has become almost the new normal. As organizations prepare to re-open, they are utilizing many new IoT technologies for their workspaces to keep workers safe. The article that follows does an excellent job of describing how many of these technologies are supporting new workplace applications.
Not since 9/11 have office buildings undergone such a drastic change as the one predicted for reopening after the Covid-19 pandemic. Large office buildings in urban areas will look very different as they welcome back employees who have been working from home for the past several weeks. Even smaller offices will be impacted, although perhaps not to the same degree.
Companies which once touted shared, collaborative workspaces are now redesigning their open floor plans to ensure workers maintain social distancing and limiting contact. But more than separating desks, revamped offices will feature hand sanitizer stands, plexiglass dividers, and an even greater reliance on the employee’s cell phone.