Everyone thought remote work was the trend of the future. It seemed a win-win; companies had lower expenses, employees didn’t need to commute, and everyone could
converse remotely via a plethora of apps and sites. But the future is beginning to look more like the past.
Reversing the Trend
Working in-person is having a resurgence after years where working from home seemed like it was becoming the new norm. Companies like Goldman Sachs Group, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are walking back work-from-home policies and encouraging employees to spend more time in the office.
While each company has its own reason, messages like that of Amazon CEO’s: “there is something about being face to face….” and the Wall Street Journal’s of in-person interactions including the “nuances of knowing glances,” share the concept that people need other people around them to succeed. In fact, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerburg noted that the company’s research is finding that people who work in-person are more productive and perform better.
With more employees heading back to office spaces, parking lots can get crowded. And while there may be sufficient spaces for everyone, that doesn’t mean they’re easy to find. Employees often end up wasting time trying to find somewhere to park, frustrated and overwhelmed. Fortunately, parking guidance systems can help solve this problem simply and efficiently.
Parking guidance systems like OpenSpace rely on sensors to detect when spaces become available, then direct drivers there quickly – saving them time and energy. When an area, level, or lot is full, the signage or app indicates that– helping people avoid searching for a spot in vain. With fewer cars circling around looking for an open spot, traffic congestion in parking lots can be reduced as well. This makes it easier for everyone who needs to park in the lot or is just passing through.
More Than Convenience
But it’s not just about convenience: improved parking availability also leads to important productivity gains. Studies have shown that drivers waste hours of valuable time every year searching for parking spaces; this adds up and takes away from time that could otherwise be spent doing more productive tasks. Using a parking guidance system eliminates this stress for employees as they enter the office in the morning.
Furthermore, having an efficient parking counting system in place creates an overall positive impression of your business – which is especially important if you want customers or clients visiting your office regularly.
The OpenSpace parking guidance system is relatively inexpensive compared with other upgrades you may make to your facilities but offers amazing value since it makes it easy for customers to get in and out of your office quickly and safely.