We’ve all seen a rise in remote work lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many businesses are beginning to return to the office, even on a partial basis, the looming potential of a resurgence this winter may push us back to square one. While we all hope that isn’t the case, even companies returning to work are doing so with a larger remote base than they had prior to the pandemic.
Most companies have already dealt with the need for beefed up cybersecurity, more bandwidth for communications platforms, and ensuring remote employees have the proper network at home to continue doing their jobs. However, digital signage and displays been an undervalued piece of the remote work puzzle during this time.
Laptops and desktop monitors are the most obvious example. Every remote employee needs some kind of CPU to continue working. For those that have computers at work that they can’t take home, laptops have served the need. But most of us have become accustomed to some kind of desktop monitor – in fact some companies offer dual-screen setups that employees miss when they have to work from home. Setting employees up with a desktop monitor can return a sense of normalcy, make them more comfortable, and increase productivity as a result.
What about when employees return to the office? Many companies are considering a staggered schedule, where employees are put into groups that only go to the office during certain dates/times. Digital signage comes in handy to help enforce regulations.
A digital signage screen by the elevator can tell people the capacity. One in the cafeteria can give updates about social distancing best practices. Throughout the hallways, digital signage can point people to the nearest hand sanitizing stations, or remind them to put on masks while they’re away from their desks.
There are many ways digital signage fits into the remote work puzzle. Check this out to learn more!