Monday August 3rd, marked an important milestone in the COVID-19 crisis, as people were encouraged to return to the office for the first time. However, many organisations have chosen to keep their workforces at home for the foreseeable future.
Could tenant engagement software be the key to getting workforces back into the office?
A recent survey found that three in five British employees are itching to get back to the office. However, many participants say they would like to work from home more often once the pandemic is over. This indicates that although there are benefits of working from home – the argument simply isn’t as straight forward as one or the other. The idea of culling the office altogether is short-sighted and ignores many crucial benefits of the office. Benefits include: aiding of retention strategies, facilitating of innovation, increased health and well-being and growth of healthy company culture.
Moving forward, working out a new blended way for workforces to operate effectively will be vital. However, the majority of workforces will only return when it feels safe to do so. Businesses will expect more information, safety processes and clear communication from asset-owners and building managers.
Businesses will also look for ways to rally their workforce communities, whatever their location. Businesses will need to find ways to build company culture and keep workforces engaged remotely.
Evolution of the office
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the evolution of the office. As a result, technology will play an important role in keeping productivity high and workforces happy and safe.
Asset-Owners need to understand how people’s priorities and behaviours have changed as a result of the pandemic and adapt quickly to remain competitive. They need to position the office as a connected, safe and inclusive environment for occupants who are in the office or at home, and rebuild their trust.
By offering technology that connects occupants to staff a the touch of a button, has contact free hot desk and meeting-room booking systems and social clubs and forums which encourage peer-to-peer relationships asset-owners can reassure businesses and occupants in these uncertain times.
Spike’s Tenant Engagement Software, Spike Workplace, combines tenant engagement and building management functionality. The software keeps occupants engaged whilst improving building efficiencies.
Want to find out more about how Spike technology could help your business? Find out more about our software here.