FlexWhere adapted for the 'new normal'.

Three new functionalities coming up

FlexWhere is introducing three new features to facilitate the re-introduction of employees to the office in the new 6-feet economy. For instance, employees can book a desk in advance, building managers can then virtually block workplaces and FlexWhere will make clearly show how far 6 feet is exactly. Because it’s software, there is no need for expensive rebuilding or implementation sensors.

The ‘new normal’ requires everyone to stay 6 feet apart. This is how the government hopes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to real estate consultant Colliers International, half, or even six out of ten workstations, will probably be rendered unusable as a result. This means that new solutions are needed quickly.

Thanks to FlexWhere, your office can rapidly meet the 6-feet requirement. We are expanding our software with three new features to meet this new demand:

  1. Block
    In FlexWhere is will be possible to block a desk. The FlexWhere app will then show employees which workstations may not be used. In the Control Centre, organisations can indicate which desks are blocked, and which are not.
  1. Booking
    Employees can reserve a workplace up to 24 hours in advance. After reservation, the desk station will switch from green (available) to yellow (reserved). As soon as an employee sits down, the workplace will turn red (occupied). If the employee fails to show up, the desk will turn green again half an hour after the set time. Employees can quickly see on their app who has reserved the workplace.
  1. Keep your distance
    In FlexWhere, employees can see how much 6 feet is. A radius showing the distance will be displayed around the chair. This is the quickest and most time-saving solution for office managers. This is the quickest and most time-saving solution for office managers.

The deployment of FlexWhere is the beginning. Clear protocols are required for when homeworkers return to the office. Who will be allowed to come to the office when and which workstations can be used? Organisations also need to make agreements about hygiene, access to the office, use of elevators, routing and use of the company restaurant just to name a few.

For many organisations, the 6-feet economy will call for a rapid and unexpected introduction of hot desking and flexible working. FlexWhere is eager to help you navigate this new reality. After all, we have been offering software and expertise to agile working organisations for over ten years.

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