The whitepaper explores the future of the workplace, building management post-pandemic, and how managers can leverage digital signage and wayfinding to support logistical challenges
22Miles has announced the availability of Wayfinding Solutions & New Workplace Design, a new whitepaper that explores the future of the workplace, building management post-pandemic, and how managers can leverage digital signage and wayfinding to support the logistical challenges facing enterprise workspaces, hospitality, education, and other industries.
Digital signage and wayfinding technology can be used to help communicate and support numerous issues that leadership teams face today in re-opening their buildings, including social-distancing regulations, employee screening, office floorplan restructuring and design, and changes to technology use that come with keeping employees safe, well-informed, and productive.
The whitepaper includes industry data addressing the challenges the workplace currently faces regarding these issues, market sentiment, and various applications and use-cases for digital signage and wayfinding technology in the workplace or any building.
“As portions of the workforce and students return to work or campus, or face extended time at home, executives are focused on two main areas: safety and agility,” said 22Miles EVP, Tomer Mann. “Our hope is that the new Wayfinding Solutions & New Workplace Design whitepaper can serve as a trusted resource for management teams as they prepare for the unknown future, and provide education around the wide range of digital signage and wayfinding technology applications that can support enterprises today – whether they’re working remote, in-person or a combination of both.”
Key takeaways from the whitepaper include:
- Kiosks and displays positioned at entrances can serve as a first line of defense and communication
Kiosks that feature built-in thermal technology for instant employee temperature readings can be installed at major entrances to the office as the first line of defense and management against the spread of COVID-19 or future viruses. These digital displays and kiosks provide an abundance of features – from temperature checks with thermal scanning and touch-free voice control, to emergency alerts and updated news – that can all be managed remotely by IT and facility management teams.
- Digital wayfinding, room booking, and desk hoteling capabilities can be used to create dynamic and flexible floor plans
Interactive wayfinding can be positioned at an entrance or reception desk, along with thermal-screening technology, to help manage employee and guest building capacity and control traffic pathways and flow around the office. With the implementation of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), wayfinding applications can leverage usage data gleaned from sensors or voice commands to auto-generate routes based on a user’s personalized shortest path and ease of accessibility, with smart detour scheduling that allows for safe movement in the office.
- Digital signage and wayfinding can support distributed workforces with collaboration technology and instant communication
With many companies opting for a hybrid remote and in-person approach, team communication and connectivity remain more important than ever. Digital signage software can integrate desktop and mobile notification systems into displays running wayfinding software to offer instant communication, with some applications allowing admins to access remote user workstations to deliver infotainment messaging at home. This can support interpersonal relationship building that can be hard to replicate in a remote setting, bringing teammates closer together even if they cannot do so physically.
The full whitepaper may be downloaded here: Wayfinding Solutions & New Workplace Design.