Who would have imagined workplace safety would become the most talked about topic of the year 2020? But here we are, time and again, discussing and deciding how to ensure a safer environment for our employees. With COVID-19 bringing unprecedented challenges to both economy and humanity, we are forced to discover and embrace the newfound meaning of workplace safety.
Business leaders have been challenged to both respond to the crisis quickly and rethink their workforce strategies in real time. While most organizations have focused on immediate response to the crisis, as they begin to reopen operations, the realities of the new workplace is seeping in. “ Am I safe? ” is going to be the question often asked by employees in the near visible future and leaders will have to be prepared to not just answer in positive but also prepare the workplaces to ensure the same. It is definitely a time to retrospect the way businesses function and the pandemic is driving the change leading to the creation of a new world, new strategies and new working culture.
Embracing the new workplace reality
An estimated 2.7 billion people, or more than four out of five workers in the global workforce, have been affected by lockdowns and stay-at-home measures.1 As per the world’s leading research and advisory company Gartner’s recent survey, out of the 75% employees who are working remotely today, almost 50% don’t want to return to offices.2 Business leaders will have to take employee fears into consideration while redesigning policies and processes. To determine the future of their businesses, leaders realize they will have to take into consideration the varied expectations of employees and customers. Some of the questions leaders are constantly asking themselves are
How can they ensure a safer workplace for their employees?
How can they bridge the gap between work from home and office scenario?
How can they manage the resources to its full productivity?
How can they leverage digital technologies to mitigate risks, maintain safety, while ensuring business continuity?
The answer to this lies in technology.
Accelerate digital adoption to enable a safer workplace
Digitization has been reinventing the way we conduct businesses for over a decade now. As per Gartner, 87% of senior business leaders say digitalization is a company priority and 79% of corporate strategists say it is reinventing their business.3 But still, the digital implementation has been below expectations. However, the global pandemic has led to the acceleration of digital adoption. Organizations are increasingly embracing technology to gain insights in business operations and there is a significant spend on digital infrastructure.
As per IDC, organizations across the globe have been leveraging technology to respond to the crisis to gain more insights, improve experiences, reconfigure work model, engendering trust with customers and pivoting business operations.
There has also been an increase in technology spend globally as most of the business operations shifted online and will continue for a considerable time.
SummitAI’s Safe Workplace Enabler Suite
At SummitAI, it has been our constant endeavour to reduce cost and complexity, while improving efficiency, productivity, predictability and control. To help you streamline your operations and rebuild your organization with focus on employee safety and productivity, Symphony SummitAI brings you the Safe Workplace Enabler Suite. Our AI-powered solution will help you rebuild your future workplace and accelerate your digital transformation journey; while helping you ensure a safer workplace and environment.
From assessing employee readiness survey reports to viewing self-diagnosis test reports, from tracking COVID-19 infected employees to monitoring PPE inventory and sanitization at workplace, the enabler suite helps you rebuild your future workplace and ensure a safer workplace and environment for your employees.
Our client, CIO of a leading automobile manufacturing company says, “Safety of our employees is our priority and if SummitAI’s Enabler Suite can help us ensure that with minimal resources and utmost accuracy, we will definitely want to explore the option.”
Another client, CIO at a leading technology giant says, “ This global pandemic has reiterated the significance of safety and we will leave no stones unturned when it comes to ensuring the safety of our employees, while also continuing to provide seamless experience to our customers ”
The post COVID-19 world has changed the way businesses are run, and fundamentally altered management practices. Enterprises across industries leveraged technology to stay afloat during the crisis and continue to see mettle in implementing digitization to successfully run their businesses in the new world. SummitAI’s Workplace Suite enables you to leverage technology to provide a safer environment for your employees, while ensuring performance and productivity.
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