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Take the opportunity to Utilize workstations during this crisis!
Many employees work from home, some arrive, and some do not, some are sent on unpaid vacation leave and some are left with the uncertainty of if they will ever be returned…!
However, in this crisis it is clear that the reality will change, and some aspects of this crisis will remain reality even after it ends. Working remotely will be natural even to those who have yet adapted, and that work is not necessarily a physical place.
After going through the initial shock, you realize it’s not so bad and in some aspects it’s even good. After all, if we know how to manage the situation, it can be more effective.
Zoom, Remote working and Hot-desks were not introduced because of the Corona. However, this is a trend that started long before, so maybe the crisis has intensified and developed awareness, but as far as space management and seating allocation, this is something that has been addressed on a daily basis, it is a reality that already exists and a trend that has been intensifying For a long time. There are companies that have been allowing their employees to work from home on a regular basis for years (Incidentally, a home-based workday may lead to a reduction of about 20% of the property areas and the associated costs and this is understood by many companies).
Most facility managers, building managers, administrators and even HR executives are occupied by the corona outbreak. This is a good opportunity for them to make regulated changes and deal with the issue and trend. There will always be sick/absente workers, vacations, business trips, downsizing and organizational changes, Regardless of the great weight that goes into outsourcing workers, sometimes even freelancers – and if corporate politics has made it difficult until today, it’s likely that it’s time to sort it out in systems and processes.
The POC system addresses the issue and allows the parties responsible for the issue to take it a step further. The systems allow hot desks to be configured and employee agility levels can be allocated; Those who have a permanent seat, those who have a fixed site / location or area and those who actually “migrate” according to their organizational needs and wishes and thus help to better utilize seats.
There is no doubt that most organizations have a significant layer of employees who do not need a fixed seat, can be mobile and seated differently without compromising the quality of their work but necessarily utilizing the space and seating allocating better. It is, in fact, a fully-fledged corporate sharing economy.
One workstation (on average 12 sqm gross) costs about $ 20,000 a year (payroll, management fees, municipal taxes, electricity, equipment …), so this challenging period may develop awareness of the most significant savings Under the responsibility of the facility Manager regardless of the Corona panic – may everyone remain safe and healthy!