You can start in the office. The ability to track office space utilization metrics is an important piece of the puzzle — allowing you to understand how your office is being used. Perhaps you find that your meeting rooms remain largely unused throughout the day. Or maybe certain desk spaces are no longer being used as your employees travel and work remotely.
Also keep in mind that it's important for employees and visitors who use the office to feel valued and have a space of their own. There are many solutions available today that can help you significantly improve your office spaces by enabling you to:
Today, a number of companies are moving away from personal desks and closed-off offices in favor of large, open areas with unassigned seating where people can more easily collaborate. These types of changes also help to save costs by converting assigned workspaces into shared desks and storage. They can also reduce your environmental footprint by reducing the overall size of your office space.
To further enhance these types of workplaces, there are a number of collaboration solutions and technologies available that allow you to connect employees in these types of offices with remote workers and customers, including:
There are many more collaborative technologies you can look into to optimize the way employees and customers share information and ideas, and they're always evolving.
Non-traditional collaborative workspaces can make it difficult for employees to receive their mail and store their belongings. Fortunately, there are available solutions and technologies that can provide a scalable and more secured solution to this problem.
With intelligent lockers, once mail or packages arrive, they are registered in a cloud management system and then scanned and assigned to a specific locker with a specific release code to help keep these items safe. Intelligent lockers take up a minimal amount of office space, and employees can also use them to store personal effects. Plus, these systems automatically track delivery and notify employees when packages arrive.