Modular Solutions create a safer and more efficient office
Through e-shelter´s security modular Smart Building solutions, we can enable new, flexible office concepts that help ensure a safer and more secure workplace. In addition, we can optimize space utilization and deliver greater energy efficiency within the office environment. Through our process, we create a new digital user experience with enhanced security that seamlessly integrates into everyday office life – an integration with different building systems and IT applications. All this is made possible through the intelligent IoT digitalization platform of Thing-it, a key partner of ours. In addition, we provide building users with a convenient Workplace App as a central communication, booking and operating solution. As a result, we deliver the New Work environment with greater sustainability in both new and existing buildings.
How the 2-meter office works
While a completely remote workforce seems unlikely for most organizations given the intangible benefits of social connection, collaboration, and innovation that in-person working provides, we are indeed seeing a gradual return to the office. The utilization of office space, however, will change dramatically. One of the many changes occurring is that permanently assigned desks will become much less common. In this more controlled office environment, workspaces, meeting rooms, parking spaces, lockers and equipment can be booked quickly, easily and directly via our app. But how to anticipate how many desks will be required in the future? Reliable data is essential to this decision.
In the first phases of returning, businesses may look at rearranging workspaces and reducing occupancy by as much as 50-70% as some employees continue to work from home. Let’s take a look at our partner Thing-it’s office as a workable example which features 14 desks for more than 20 employees who come into the office with a flexible schedule. Due to the company’s office structural conditions, Thing-it cannot rearrange the desks in the office in such a way that all 14 locations meet the 6-foot spacing. They do, however, explicitly define which desks are available and which are not.