Parking management became a thing of the past when the corporate world headed home. The pandemic ushered in a work from home (WFH) environment that many envisioned as
perfect. No more commute, work from the couch, and a stocked fridge just steps away. But two years in, research is showing that a solely WFH model is unsustainable. People are social creatures, and communication, discussions, and mentoring are just some of the things that suffer when they don’t interact in person.
Now with more companies encouraging a mixed model with employees spending at least some of their time in the office, it’s time to revisit corporate parking and why it still matters.
Parking Management with a Changed Workforce
It made sense to many that with limited numbers of people headed back to work, parking management was no longer a necessity. After all, there were less people that needed to park and the same number of spots. But as more and more people are spending time in the physical office, companies are recognizing the need for more efficient parking systems. Simply assuming people will stagger their schedules so that empty spots are easy to find isn’t enough of a strategy.
Productivity and Parking
Most people head to work by car. And many are less inclined than ever to share their commute, with increased concern of illness and shared germs. But can all those cars find spots? Eventually they can, but at what cost?
When employees have to fight for available parking spots or circle repeatedly to find an empty spot, that affects their productivity in more ways than one. Of course, the extra time expended means less time at their desks. But looking for parking when you have somewhere else to be is stressful. And stress isn’t good for anyone- or their workload. In fact, stress directly inhibits productivity. Which means that stressed out workers that finally found parking will be less inclined to be productive than if they’d slid right into a parking spot and headed for their desks.
Most things in life, like worldwide pandemics and political divide, can’t be fixed quickly. But some can. And disorganized parking is one of them. Our simple, intuitive parking managementsystem guides your employees right to available parking spots. It lets them know where parking is available and where it isn’t. Data is accurate and up to the minute. And it can be shared via a variety of mediums including electronic signage, your corporate website, and integrated apps.
Your workplace is changing. But people still need somewhere to park. Make parking simpler and keep employees calm and happy with intuitive parking counting. Fill out the form on the right and find out more about how accurate, affordable parking counting can change your employees’ day, every day.