Ann Marie Puig offers tips for social distancing in the workplace as a result of COVID-19
Date : July 2, 2020 By
As the world proceeds with its fight with Covid-19, we are likewise managing vulnerabilities – the extent to which the lockdown will proceed, whether or not social distancing is short- or long-term or if it will stay in place after the pandemic ends. All things considered, for the vast majority of us, the arrival to work will be steady with a level of social distancing as a result. Ann Marie Puig, a lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist from Costa Rica, discusses how businesses can implement social distancing and create workforces that plan work better.
Sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices offer information on natural conditions and anonymized individual areas continuously. Explains Puig, “This information gives us extraordinary experiences into our conduct inside a working environment; for instance, how frequently individuals leave their work areas for a break, where they chance upon one another and start a discussion, and to what extent a ‘one-hour meeting’ really is. Profound examination at that point encourages us to develop a total image of how compelling a work environment is as far as its space use, ecological and vitality effectiveness, and, in particular, availability, efficiency and prosperity of its group.”
Envision an undetectable three-foot circle around everybody as they approach their day-to-day exercises in the workplace. If the separation between two individuals is more than six feet, at that point, the circles don’t converge. At the point when the circles contact or cross, the social distancing is disregarded.
This shows the current work environment model isn’t helpful for social distancing. In the meantime, a business could accomplish social distancing by staged return, possessing less work areas inside a similar office, with powerful communication on keeping up social distancing and sanitation. In any case, to accomplish a flexible and responsive work environment in the more long-term, organizations have to reconsider the plan of the working environment totally.
As individuals, frameworks and associations get acclimated to remote offices, 100% office-based working will become a thing of the past. States Puig, “By what method will associations react? Will a significant number of work environments reach out past the physical world and into the virtual? Would we still design the workplace in a customary way? Would hot work areas become the standard and fixed work areas vanish totally? Would the motivation behind the physical work environment be exclusively for gatherings and collaborations? From inward air quality to estimating the intensity of our virtual availability, in the coming weeks we will investigate how we can and need to utilize information, science and proof to configuration better working environments for everyone.”
In the meantime, we have to contemplate how we can utilize our current work environments successfully and securely as the workforce comes back to work. Covid-19 will change our work environments until the end of time; however, investigation and understanding from the information rising out of remote working during the lockdown, along with prescient displaying apparatuses, will set us up better to manage this vulnerability. We can transform this test into a chance to fabricate work environments of things to come that are responsive, adaptable, strong, and in particular, individuals focused.