Although often overlooked, lockers are an essential part of the modern workspace and actively contribute to the quality of surroundings your employees need. They're evolving alongside the office, and their capabilities are more extensive than ever, especially when they're IoT.
You need to have these 3 main elements within your lockers in order to stay on top of employees' needs in today's workspace and save on hours of administration.
- Integrations with existing systems
Often, lockers are not the only smart part of the workspace. Using multiple logins and cards can be frustrating and defeats the purpose of smooth usage. So the lockers must have the ability to integrate with other systems.
Meaning, if you have RFID open lockers, the employees must be able to use the existing card to open their lockers instead of being assigned a card exclusively for locker usage.
If the lockers are app-open, then users can use the same login they use in other work applications to sign into the locker user app.
The locker system also integrates with any existing workplace platforms or desk booking systems so you can have an overview of locker usage in the same place as all other building management features.
- Day-use option
Day-use lockers are a practical solution when working hybrid - employees can use them for a temporary amount of time (e.g. for a day, a few hours or overnight.) They save space because the ratio doesn't have to be one locker per employee anymore.
Even pre-COVID, lockers weren't utilised to their fullest (around 70% lockers used on an average workday) and the decline since COVID has been steady. Fewer lockers will save space, but at the same time, every employee will be able to reserve a locker when needed.
Day-use lockers become a personal space for an employee when in an office without assigned seating or a home base when leaving for a meeting outside the office.
- Management capabilities
Being able to track usage and easily manage your lockers makes the difference when it comes to saving time, and consequently, budget.
Through the dashboard, you can track usage in real-time and understand how employees use lockers. It's also possible to remotely allocate the lockers or end bookings. The system then tracks all activity over time and compiles insightful data reports about how employees use the lockers that can help you make decisions about future locker installations.
Another way you can track and control locker usage is through a management app that serves as a master key that cleaners or facility managers can easily use.
High-quality locker systems are the present and future of the workspace. They reduce friction, ease frustration and are a sustainable solution that meets the demands of employees.
Find out how much smart locker systems can save you on space, lockers and ongoing administration.