How do you get employees back to the office?

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60%

of employees would like to work flexibly going forwards.

70%

of office workers believe poor indoor air quality has a negative impact on their day-to-day productivity.

44%

of workers are concerned about office cleanliness.

With Covid19, the way we work has changed. What hasn’t changed is the need for companies to protect the health, safety and productivity of their people. By November 2021, we expect most employees will be able to come back to the office. But for employers, there is a major question: How do we bring them back and guarantees that the office is a safe place? It has never been more important for companies to maintain a clean, safe and smart working environment for their employees.

1. Occupancy monitoring
As and when employees return to work, one key challenge will be ensuring that employees are able to social distance effectively. Certain spaces like lunch areas are likely to become overcrowded at specific times, and managing a more flexible working schedule is not necessarily an easy task.

By displaying real-time occupancy data, Metrikus platform lets you understand and control how your space is being used. The platform can display how many people are on each floor or in certain areas, and you can even see which specific desks are occupied or vacant. This can be used to direct employees to under-utilised floors or empty desks, ensuring compliance with social distancing regulations.

It’s easy to analyse the flow of utilisation over the course of the day to identify peak hours where social distancing may be most at risk, and you can set up alerts to manage the flow of staff in the safest way possible. Occupancy patterns that emerge over time can give you real insight into usage trends across your office, and show you how much space you really need going forwards.

2. Indoor air quality monitoring
Studies have shown the link between poor IAQ and the transmission of airborne viruses like COVID-19, as well as how long they can survive in the air. Poor IAQ and insufficient ventilation can also lead to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms, while high levels of CO2 can impair employee productivity and cognitive function.

At Symbiotech, we install sensors to monitor key factors including temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), and total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs). And more importantly Metrikus platform shows what these values should be, and how the current values could be impacting your employees.

Smart alerts notify you when IAQ factors deviate from their optimal zone, so that steps can be taken to maintain a safe and healthy indoor environment at all times.

3. Smart cleaning
Cleaning tends to be scheduled whether a space has been used or not, and spaces are often left unclean until the next cleaning cycle, which is a cause for concern when it comes to potential viral transmission. Manual schedules are not always filled in accurately, if at all, which can make it difficult to track which areas have been cleaned.

Symbiotech can make things a whole lot easier by installing sensors that can track cleaning frequencies, and alert you when cleaning is needed. You can identify the areas that tend to be used most frequently and at what specific times. And this allows you to create a schedule that’s more flexible, responsive and effective. We give you all the data you need to enable you to clean smarter, not harder.

THE METRIKUS SOLUTION

Symbiotech distributes Metrikus in Australia, a cost-effective solution empowering employers and employees with the data they need to make informed decisions and create the optimal working environment.

Symbiotech can help you make smart and safe return-to-the-workplace plans, deliver flexible workspace options, and ensure your facilities are ready.

We install multiple type of sensors to monitor key factors.

For IAQ, we use Haltian Thingsee AiR, monitoring temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), and total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs).

For office space utilisation, we use Haltian Thingsee PRESENCE.

And more importantly Metrikus platform shows what these values should be, and how the current values could be impacting your employees.

Smart alerts notify you when thresholds are reached from their optimal zone, so that steps can be taken to maintain a healthy environment.

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