Whether your organization is returning to the office full time or adopting a hybrid work model, you’re likely in the middle of making preparations to have people back in the office.

While it’s exciting to have in-person meetings and work together again, the way we work isn’t going to be exactly the same as they were before COVID-19 hit. People have a different set of priorities for the workplace, one of them being keeping workspaces and communal technology clean.

Technology exists that enables organizations to maintain a cleaner workplace by limiting touchpoints and sanitizing shared surfaces. Here are some of the technology that your organization should consider for a cleaner work environment:

UV Light Technology for Shared Surfaces and Devices

The biggest area of concern is making sure that shared surfaces and devices are kept clean and sanitized. But cleaning wipes only go so far, and often can’t be used on certain electronic devices. Investing in UV light technology gives organizations a more reliable, reusable source of sanitation that is better for the environment and more effective at sanitizing. Examples of this type of technology include:

  • Portable, handheld wands for sanitizing keypads, touchpads, doors, workspaces, etc.
  • Device cabinets for sanitizing an entire office worth of laptops or other devices
  • Device sanitizers for individual devices like cell phones or cameras
  • Lamps that are capable of sanitizing an entire room

UV light sanitation is most effective for smooth, hard surfaces that are free of dust and dirt.

Touchless Technology

Touchless technology is another great way to keep workplaces sanitary since reducing touchpoints and shared surfaces is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Here are some ways to integrate touchless technology in the workplace:

  • Automatic doors and entryways
  • Keyless entry with magnetic ID badges
  • Touchless payment options for customers
  • Check-in points with touchless temperature scanners
  • Digital entrance tickets
  • QR codes to access menus, documents, and more

Touchless technology is being rapidly adopted by organizations of many industries and sizes as it allows them to be better prepared for a smooth return to the office and any future health issues that may arise.

Supporting BYOD and Touchless Technology with QR Codes

Organizations can take their clean technology initiatives one step further by implementing QR codes for a number of uses. For example, IVCi empowers organizations with QR codes that summon on-demand support for their AV technology. That not only offers a quick, seamless way to get video conferencing equipment up and running, it allows employees to use their own devices to summon support, which aligns with BYOT/BYOD and sanitation efforts.

If your organization is preparing for a full or partial return to the office, we recommend consulting with an AV technology integrator who can determine which technology is right for you, develop a plan that keeps your strategic goals in mind, implement the technology, and support your organization every step of the way. Reach out to the team of experts at IVCi today to get started.

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