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3 Rules of COVID-19 Workplaces: Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility

Health concerns, lockdowns, and stay-at-home orders have challenged all organizations in the last 8-months. Some foresaw the length of the crisis and opted for long-term or permanent remote work policies, but the majority of businesses have been left riding the waves of office-return when supported by public health policy and in hope that it might be the last time. The reality, however, is that the pandemic will continue through winter and into spring, at least, and companies will continue to bring employees back when possible — the key to surfing those inevitable future waves of office-return gracefully is flexibility. Building Flexibility For buildings, flexibility comes from visibility and intelligence. Only by knowing what is happening in a building can smart systems respond to changes, so during times of uncertainty buildings should develop their sensory infrastructure. Motion detectors, people counting cameras, and even carbon dioxide monitors can all help buildings better determine occupancy levels, allowing the […]

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