On Thursday, September 17th, IFMA held a virtual meeting on the Workplace Post Pandemic.
“The workplace is not dead. It is going to have a new beginning.” – Raj Krishnamurthy
“There’s only so much you can do inside a 2×2 box on your computer screen. You lose the ability to collaborate and build trust.” – Michelle Eckhart
Employees will be coming back into the built environment, and we likely won’t have the luxury to redesign the entire workspace. In their presentation to the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA, Nicole Kalafut, Michelle Eckhart, of PMC Haworth and Raj Krishnamurthy of Freespace presented us with creative solutions to building re-entry. Leveraging technologies such as sensors, smart tags, and digital signage, Facility Managers have the opportunity to return, rebalance, and rejuvenate the workplace. Coupled with software from Freespace, a business can quickly determine capacity, demand usage, and, more importantly, communicate to staff that an area has been cleaned and is available for use.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this presentation coming in 2021!