The COVID-19 situation sent most of us to work from home. While it worked relatively well, most employees are now looking to get back to the offices, on a flexible schedule. We can see that in the markets where offices are starting to open again, as offices quickly fill up.
This is a good situation that will once again unlock all the potential of social interaction at the office. Unfortunately, it also brings some critical points that need to be considered. Since COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet and companies have a duty of care to the employees, how many people should be then allowed back to the office? How many of those will actually show up? How much remote work are we going to see from now on?
Having a workplace occupancy compliance dashboard ensures that these questions are answered and your staff can react on time.
Why does safety compliance matter?
To sum up, COVID-19 related compliance is important because of the following reasons:
- Duty of care to the employees
- Legal obligations, that might be different for each office on your portfolio
- Internal guidelines
- Clarity towards upper management, and identify what needs to be adjusted in order to comply.
- Clarity towards employees, to make it visible how coming back to the office is being handled with professionalism.
How do we measure COVID-19 related workplace occupancy compliance?
First, we measure the occupancy in the office very efficiently by analyzing WiFi statistics in a secure and compliant way. Read here for more detailed information on how Basking’s AI and WiFi-based occupancy analytics platform work.
Next, we added the concept of safety-adjusted capacity to each office.
Finally, we compare the peak occupancy at any given time against the adjusted capacity and produce a compact compliance view of your offices by market.
This dashboard displays the compliance of your portfolio at a glance and helps you focus on what is important: It can be the offices in which occupancy is far from the adjusted capacity, meaning that employees might be reluctant to come back to the office and some communication might be needed.
Also, the locations that have peak occupancy over the adjusted capacity are important. Here too are some adjustments needed.
How can I get started?
We believe it’s crucial during the back to the office phase to enable the compliance dashboard in each office and ensure occupancy targets are being met.
Basking can be deployed entirely remotely and without an initial setup fee. Contact us for more information here.