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Simplify the transition to flexible work with desk management tools

robin platform, desk management
Danielle Aihini
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Right now, half of the US workforce works remotely — 2/3 of them due to COVID. As the entire world is experiencing what it’s like to work from home, it’s less about where you work and more about how you work.

As organizations transition back into the office, how can workplace teams create a place their people want to work? The key ingredient: flexibility. That’s why building a flexible workplace is now more important than ever.

Test new seating strategies for a smooth and safe return

Since teams can’t be in-office making plans, get a head start on your return-to-the-office game plan with our enhanced desk management tool and test out new seating arrangements directly on a map while the office is unoccupied. After all, the plans we start today will make WFO (“Work from Office”) a success, whenever the time comes.

Robin’s desk management tool empowers workplace teams to support a more flexible working environment with simple space management.
Ditch the spreadsheet and support a more flexible work environment (aka: never lose people on the move) with new desk management, right from a map.

Getting your team back in the office, no spreadsheets required

Right now, transitioning a whole company back into the office feels intimidating. The thought of manually moving text boxes around, CTRL + C, CTRL + V names, and triple checking that you didn’t lose Amber in the mix is bad enough, let alone doing it for up to 12 hours (sounds crazy -- but we’ve seen it in action more than a few times).

Our desk management tool removes hours (even days) of manual work by making it simple to test new seating strategies and coordinate desk moves in one sitting using a simple drag and drop workflow. Easily keep track of who you've already moved, all directly on an interactive office map. 

Changes show on all maps immediately, and notifications automatically update everyone involved with the move. You shouldn’t need to print new layouts or pile on group emails to make daily changes with confidence.

Here’s a few ways we expanded our desk management capabilities: 

  1. Built with change management in mind. Share changes across teams before going live, and share drafts with stakeholders via email.
  2. Coordinate desk moves in one sitting. Work directly on a map with drag and drop, showing changes as you go.
  3. Make changes with confidence. Draft and preview changes before publishing to the rest of your team, to confirm you’re making the right moves.
  4. Find people faster from workplace maps. When occupied, desks now show the name of the person sitting there.
A flexible seating and space management strategy is a team effort. Collaborate with your team and draft and preview changes before publishing.
A flexible seating and space management strategy is a team effort. Collaborate with your team and draft and preview changes before publishing.

Work is different now. With a shifted focus going from where you work to how you work, workplace teams need to prepare for a more flexible working environment when they return to the office. And the tools you use should be as flexible as the work itself.

Move/Add/Change simplified, flexible seating strategies made easy, and interactive maps upgraded. Schedule time to see for yourself here.

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