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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Will Voice Tech Shape Post Pandemic Office?

If it is a true 'post' pandemic, inclined to think the change will not be that substantial.   A mix of bad memories of those times, and enjoying actual human interaction.   Will be interesting to watch.

How Voice Tech could Shape the Post-pandemic Workplace

As companies start thinking about how to reopen offices, contactless interfaces could be key to ensuring employees stay safe.     By Charlotte Trueman in Computerworld

As workplaces grapple with the realities of reopening amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, voice technologies and contactless interfaces could provide the answer to re-establishing safe working environments.

Social distancing measures are still required in most countries and could remain in place until at least the end of the year to prevent fresh coronavirus outbreaks. And while there has been an enterprise  focus in recent months on collaboration and videoconferencing software as work-from-home necessities, companies now need to start think about bringing workers back in, according to Anthony Mullen, senior analyst at Gartner.

“There has definitely been an expectation of change,” Mullen said. “And it's not just from staff, it’s managers and HR teams, too. Certainly, a lot of the larger organizations were already taking a conservative look at what the future of work was going to be like – but now they’re really obsessing over that.”  .... " 

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