Are Office Buildings a Thing of the Past?

August 28, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is changing how humankind interacts and therefore will shift the work culture of societies worldwide. Businesses are adjusting the way they conduct their day-to-day operations, from the film industry changing how they manage human talent on set, to the demise of certain business customs like the handshake. Tens of thousands of companies throughout the United States have temporarily transitioned to home offices. But with the worst of the pandemic seemingly behind us, many are now exploring how to bring their employees back to the office.

According to Gensler’s 2020 workplace survey, only 12% of employees prefer to work remotely full time, with the remainder preferring to return to the office in some capacity. While some positions will certainly remain remote, the main concern now is modifying offices to accommodate the new and unique needs presented by the post-Covid era.

Building automation technology is uniquely positioned to help offices adapt to the new requirements of a socially-distanced and highly sanitary office. Some adjustments include implementing wider touchless capabilities in offices, virus-fighting LED lights, designing office spaces to implement social distancing, and implementing data-driven space management through sensoring networks. BubblyNet’s Bluetooth Mesh controls are capable of detecting space usage down to the precise time a conference room is vacated, so that sanitizing services can be alerted and carried out. Additionally, space occupancy can be monitored with heat maps, so that social distancing and sanitizing efforts can be adjusted. There are a whole host of other potential features and benefits. Contact us today to see how BubblyNet can help you get back to work, and make your office safer and more comfortable.

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