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
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!