Back to the new normal.

Bringing employees back into the office needs careful management so that they can follow ongoing government guidelines to socially distance and keep themselves safe. With a large part of the workforce looking to reduce commute times and work more flexibly, the new normal office will become a place to collaborate and meet with clients, so how desks, workspaces, and sanitization are overseen will change significantly.

Key challenges solved

Our workspace reservation solution enables social distancing in the workplace by controlling space and capacity to ensure employees are not exposed to risk.

Desk Management - reducing workplace density

Reduce workspace
density

Spread out the density of desks and workspaces to meet social distancing requirements.

Desk scheduling

Desk Management - control workplace capacity

Control space and
capacity

Limit the number of employees coming into the office by reducing desk booking capacity.

Workspace density

Desk Management - workplace sanitization

Effective workspace
sanitization

Schedule sanitization after desks are used to support health and safety of employees.

Workspace sanitization

Desk Management - contact tracing in workplace

Office contact
tracing

Record workspace usage and create a comprehensive audit trail to enable effective contact tracing.

Contact tracing

Reduce workspace density

Easily adjust your existing workspace for effective social distancing by reducing the number of usable desks and the capacity of meeting rooms. This can be done in a few simple steps.

Fewer desks

Work with fewer desks

Creating extra space between desks to enable social distancing means you need to accommodate more employees in the remaining space.

  • Easily take desk spaces out of the system as required to create more distance and space.
  • Allow employees to pre-book their workspace to ensure social distancing, cleanliness, and contact tracing.

Social distancing in the office - Work with fewer desks

Give flexibility

Give flexibility to your employees

It’s important to give employees the flexibility to choose the days they want to work in the office and where they want to work when they are there.

Employees can make a workspace booking via the web interface, or the mobile app. They can search for a suitable space and book it for multiple days. And they can easily mark the days they plan to work from home to inform their co-workers of their whereabouts.

Private offices

Manage private office space

Private offices can be opened for bookings by employees if additional space is required or allocated to a specific person in the system.

Bookable private offices are managed in the same way as desks and require a user to search and book the private office for a complete day or series of complete days.

Closed spaces

Close spaces at speed

Sometimes, a desk, meeting room, or a whole area might have to be closed at short notice to be deep-cleaned. We provide the ability to close space quickly if an area is no longer safe to be used.

Bookings for closed spaces are canceled automatically while bookings outside the closure period remain unaffected. Notifications can then be sent to everyone who has a desk booking in that area, informing them that they need to make alternative arrangements.

Control space and capacity

Limit the maximum number of people who can safely use each workspace and reduce available space by restricting the number of days an employee is able to book a desk in the office.

Workspace booking

Enforce workspace booking

Manage all workspaces, either as allocated or bookable by the employee.
All employees must book their workspace in advance, and booking details are stored by the software for contact tracing and reporting.

The Condeco today page and mobile app provide quick reference and updates to staff about their booking status, any changes to bookings, notices of possible contact with infected people, or space closures.

Automatic notifications

Automatic notifications for space closure

Send automatic notifications to everyone who has a desk or meeting booked in a closed space that they should find an alternative available desk or work from home. With rebooking managed through the web portal and the mobile app, employees cannot leave home without having found an alternative desk.

Mobile app

Easy to use mobile app

Desks can be found using a simple search, or directly from a floorplan that shows available desks and private offices that are free, and desks can be booked on the app by the employee.

Employees can either book an available space in the office, or mark themselves as “working from home” or as “not working” on a given day. The number of days that desks or private offices can be booked is set according to the weekly or monthly allowance an employee is given.

Find colleagues

See where everyone’s working

As the workforce will always be spread across different locations, employees can also easily search for colleagues and find if they are working in the office, at home, or not working, enabling better collaboration. If they are in the office, they can find the colleague’s desk on a floorplan.

Desk management space sanitizationDesk management cleaning statusDesk management cleaning dashboard

Effective workspace sanitization

Ensuring that workspaces are kept clean between uses to prevent any possible spread of infection, and preventing spaces from being used until sanitization processes take place, is essential.

Office space sanitization

Vendor workflow triggers a cleaning request for desks, with different cleaning requests if a space needs basic cleaning or deep clean for a new person to use.

Clean spaces are automatically marked in the system as bookable for employees.
If a space is not cleaned, the next booking will be canceled, and the relevant user notified via email and mobile notification.

For cleaning vendors, our dashboard generates a cleaning work order that can be viewed in real-time. Once cleaning is complete, they can close the work order, automatically changing the status to “clean”.
Audit trails of cancellations can monitor the performance and effectiveness of the cleaning vendor.

Office contact tracing technology

React quickly to anyone who could potentially spread infection by tracking which employees have come into contact and where they’ve worked, so that appropriate isolation and sanitization measures can be enacted.

Workspace proximity

Trace nearby workspaces

When planning a visit to the office, all employees must book the workspace they require to use in advance, to ensure there is a record of usage in the contact tracing database.

Desks are grouped in neighborhoods and the system holds information about adjacent desks for reporting purposes.

Reports

Quickly compile contact tracing reports

A contact tracing report can be created if an employee tests positive providing details of employees that were working in proximity or attended a meeting.

The report can be passed to HR or other selected internal teams so that they are aware of the situation and can take the appropriate action.

Tracing updates

Deliver contact tracing updates

Contact tracing updates will also be provided to the employee’s profile on the web and mobile app, so that they are notified should they potentially have had contact with someone who has reported symptoms.

Back to the office benefits.

Returning to the office will be a challenge for every organization, but the benefits of a technology-led solution for businesses and employees alike are more wide-reaching than you might think:

For Employees

  • They can enjoy flexibility and choice of when to work from the office and when to work from home, allowing collaboration whilst reducing challenges around commuting and personal commitments.
  • Clear guidance on when they can come to the office, where they can safely work, and assurance that their workspace is correctly sanitized and safe to use will all inspire employee confidence.
  • Their risk of infection can be reduced by ensuring that the workspace is correctly designed to meet social distancing requirements., and by keeping them informed of any potential contact with an infected co-workers.

For Businesses

  • Providing a technology-based solution helps you successfully manage the return of employees to a dramatically changed workspace environment.
  • You can assure social distancing is maintained by decreasing workspace density to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19, thereby helping you easily manage the number of employees allowed in the office at any one time
  • Providing workspace sanitization with vendor workflows, monitoring and cost management helps you ensure employees remain safe.
  • Contact tracing helps you manage the spread of infection by tracking employees and recording where they’ve worked.

Workspace Management Software Implementation Process - Condeco

Implementation made easy

The support we can provide to you through your return-to-work process goes far beyond our comprehensive software offering. The first step is to work with our consultative accounts team and decide on the solution which best solves your challenges. Then our dedicated team of experts are here to help you every step of the way and support your journey towards a post-Covid-19 office environment that makes sense for your business.

Get started today!

Our expert team are happy to help you get your business back to the new normal. Whether you’re ready to implement cloud-based technology to manage your environment, or just want informal advice about your options, contact us today and discuss how we can help you transform the way you work.

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Guide: Returning to the office after COVID-19

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Driving innovation

As a pioneer in our market since 2005, Condeco invests over 30% of revenue annually on research and development, continuing to build the most integrated, fully-featured and user-friendly workspace scheduling solution in the market.

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Cloud technology

Our next-generation Microsoft Azure based software suite enables unparalleled performance, security, uptime and scalability. Helping you to deliver one, standardized resource scheduling platform for the entire organization.

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Experienced delivery

As a full-service provider, it’s important we fully understand your workplace challenges. Condeco’s consultative sales and service delivery teams use our extensive experience to deliver a solution that effectively solves your workspace challenges.

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