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Businesses: Returning to work post-COVID-19

28 May 2020

With businesses slowly returning to work, it’s time to think about the best ways we can keep our employees safe while maximising efficiency and productivity.

Hot-desking and routine schedules might be a thing of the past, with remote work and part-time weekly schedules becoming the new norm, meaning that employees will be using office facilities less frequently and more sporadically. 

This also means monthly parking could be leaking money if you are only going into the office 2-3 days per week. Anyone paying for a monthly parking spot and not sharing it with someone else, losing money. UbiPark recognises this new challenge and can help you create a more flexible, safe and effective solution to your staff parking.

Agile parking

To embrace the work from home movement & to immediately reduce the cost of unused overflow parking, UbiPark has developed the Agile Parking solution. Working in exactly the same way as hot-desking, Agile Parking allows businesses to have multiple people use the same car space each day. The result, maximum utilisation of available car spaces & an end to costly overflow car park agreements. 

An off-shelf-solution with instant impact, the product is already live in a number of corporate buildings with an average 50% saving on overflow parking costs. For building owners, helping your tenants survive the economic impacts of COVID-19 is a priority and Agile Parking is the parking solution you’ve been searching for.

Zero contact parking, is a touchless parking solution that is a must for any property owner. It allows a motorist to enter, exit and pay for parking all powered by a smartphone. No more touching paper tickets, passcards, pay stations or handling cash. With a premium on people’s health and safety, zero contact parking provides an ideal way to deliver an immediate improvement to the parking experience. 

What we’re hearing from businesses about the return to work:

We have identified four key areas we believe have changed business workflows permanently as a result of the COVID-19 impacts:

  1. Health & safety of staff – In short, people won’t want to touch anything external to their vehicle – e.g. pressing a button for a ticket or paying at a pay-station.
  2. Reducing the use of public transport – Driving will be seen to be safer than public transport. Businesses have already begun paying for staff to park, rather than use public transport.
  3. No more hot-desking – multiple workers using a single physical workstation or surface can be seen as an easy way to spread sickness.
  4. Flexible working arrangements – We are already seeing the trend of offices moving to flexible working arrangements. With a global workforce now having experienced remote working, traditional tenancies may well be a thing of the past.

In closing…

It’s tough adapting businesses to a new way of working, especially when you’re trying to adapt to the new ways yourself. But we’ve got to remember that when change does come along even in adverse ways, it gives us a chance to see what systems and processes are ineffective and need to be corrected. It’s exciting to see how we can improve ourselves and our businesses to grow stronger than ever before. 

Mosstyn Howell

CEO & Founder, UbiPark

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