Worker insights will be an invaluable part of the future workplace, helping businesses understand how employees prefer to interact with each other and their surroundings.
Capturing real-time data from office cameras or wearable technology, you will be able to see the more popular office areas, how many employees are on-site and even whether or not they are wearing face masks.
This can help you to modify the office to meet your employees’ needs.
For example, if you find that a lot of staff gather in the kitchen area at peak times, perhaps you could create more spaces for eating and drinking.
Similarly, if employees continually cross paths in a certain area, worker insights could help inform a one-way system or alternative route to help maintain social distancing and keep your employees safe.
Staggering start times and cloud-based mobile apps for booking meeting rooms in advance can also help inform smarter use of the workplace.
This kind of technology is already hugely popular. In the case of gym apps, for example, it allows customers to book classes.
Heat detection and entrance screening
Heat detection cameras are a simple and effective way of monitoring the entrance to a place of work safely.
By measuring the skin temperature of people as they enter your building, you can be immediately notified if anyone has a high temperature. That person can then be discreetly approached and advised on what to do.
Heat detection cameras can be connected to IoT devices, which allow you to remotely monitor footage from multiple sites from one location.
This gives your employees the confidence that you are doing its utmost to create a safe environment.