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Time to Revamp Your Facility Policies

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The pandemic is having a dramatic impact on how energy company manage their office space. Many organizations are reducing their footprint by having employees work at home and share cubicles whenever they come into the main site. To ensure continuity and employee productivity, utility management needs to put new business processes in place.

The pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on how work gets done. Currently, 59% of corporations expect at least a quarter of their employees who were in the office daily to continue to work at home on occasion and share office space when they return, according to Gartner. That number more than doubles the less than 25% of businesses with such arrangements before the pandemic.

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The increase in remote work changes not only workplace configurations but also employee interactions. Office workers will need to adjust to not having a desk of their own and working in a new type of office. A few new best practices can help with the transition.

Seat Reservation Technology: Software that lets employees reserve seating at set time periods.

Clean Desk Policy: A mandate that anything left on the desk at the end of the day is automatically removed.

Recurring Wipe-Downs: Organizations provide bleach wipes throughout the office space and require that employees wipe their desk down when they come in and before they leave.

Overnight Storage: Organizations offer employees space, such as a locker, where they can securely store a limited amount of work materials or personal items.

The pandemic had a major impact on how utility management runs the operations. As workers begin to filter back into the workplace, executives have to prepare their organization for the New Normal. Reduced workspaces is one area where alterations are needed, and executives should start working on those issues right now.

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