[Written in partnership with PULSY Technology, but the editorial team had full control over the content.]
Being a small team of about ten people, at Vulcan Post Malaysia we enjoyed the freedom to walk to anyone’s desk to ask for help and know where each person is in the office. Of course, everything was pre-pandemic.
Like WFH, we announce our check-in and check-out times, when we are AFK to pick up a delivery package or take lunch breaks. It’s not junk, since we’re so few, but if you work on a larger team, managing your online and offline workplace may not be that simple.
For example, an organization with 100 employees may have difficulty quickly locating other people in the building, requesting maintenance assistance, or finding the printer. PULSY technology (PULSY) wants to fill this gap as a smart solution in the workplace, from tracking employee movement in the office to creating the right environment for productivity.
What is PULSY?
On its website, PULSY states that it provides organizations with ideas for better workspace management. With their Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors, organizations can monitor the location of their equipment on the premises, which will be updated in real time as they move.
This means that with enough PULSY presence sensors in the office, you will be able to keep track of where your employees are, whether it’s in meeting rooms, the pantry, their desks, and so on. and find them accordingly.
These sensors are connected to each employee’s account that is accessible through the PUSLY app. In turn, employees can set check-in and check-out times manually or automatically, so just passing a sensor at check-in would update their records.
There’s also a central message board for managing to make announcements, share news, and updates that can be accessed via push notifications.
As convenient as it is for the company, PULSY technology can be intrusive to employees, as their attendance and all forms of movement can be tracked. However, PULSY CEO K. Nantha (Nantha) believes that, rather than being intrusive, this solution improves companies ’overall understanding of their operational needs for the benefit of employees.
HR managers can find ways to optimize their programming and resources to improve the environment, governance, and governance (ESG) of a workplace.
Did you know: ESG is an assessment of a company’s collective awareness of social and environmental factors. Environmental criteria take into account the use of energy, waste, pollution, conservation of natural resources and the treatment of animals in a company. Social criteria examines how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities in which it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights.
If PULSY solutions work the way they are intended, organizations are promised a healthier work environment so that employees can feel comfortable and at ease in their physical work environments to produce their best work.
This environment includes clean air, natural lighting, comfortable temperatures and non-distracting noise levels, elements that many companies typically overlook. It should also lead to a reduction in absenteeism, if it can address the problems of stress and low morale of employees at first.
This is an extension of the company’s offering after deploying air quality, energy and workspace monitoring solutions for a Fortune 500 company, which marks a milestone for PULSY in 2020.
Efficient management of the divided staff
At first glance, PULSY technology seems best suited for physical workspaces. Since most office employees worked remotely during MCOs, we wondered how the startup fit.
Contrary to our assumptions that the company’s services would be underused, Nantha shared that PULSY technology was advantageous to organizations in the midst of ever-changing SOPs and divided labor.
He added: “For example, the number of staff allowed in the office was reviewed to minimize risks. Our solution solved this problem by controlling the staff of the office. It became part of the control system. of SOP of the companies and helped to plan his resources ”.
This makes sense, given that most PULSY customers include medium-sized companies and large corporations with more staff to follow. Without the data planned accordingly, it would be difficult to manage a large and safely divided workforce during the pandemic.
Adapting to the times
Along the same lines of thinking about the fact that PULSY is more valuable to physical spaces, the launch may face the threat of changing companies as they accept more WFH. Therefore, it will be difficult to say whether all companies will once again have 100% of their workforce in the office once it is safer to do so.
Perhaps it is safe to suggest that PULSY could be included in the events industry, where tracking the movement of staff and volunteers would be beneficial in a large crowded space. Education could also be a good sector to turn to to monitor student attendance and maintain the atmosphere of classrooms and school premises.
Nantha disagreed with our first hypothesis, confident that there will be a percentage of employees who would even prefer to work in offices.
He quoted Harvard Business Review who wrote that 41% of Australia’s employees had returned to office in April 2021. In addition, in cities less affected by the pandemic, such as Perth and Adelaide, occupations are at 70%, just for below pre-pandemic levels.
A Monster.com poll in July 2021 also found this 69% of American workers they experience exhaustion while working from home. This may suggest that employees want to return to the offices.
“It’s similar to VS Netflix movie theaters; we like to use them both to meet our needs, “Nantha summed up in Vulcan Post. However, it is worth noting that this data belongs to opinions and behaviors of Australians and the United States, not locally But if PULSY customers have something to follow, there will be industries that will consider two-year SaaS services beneficial.
Addressing our suggestions on the pivoting of events and the education sectors, Nantha agreed that they will explore these markets if the opportunity arises. This is in line with PULSY’s short-term goal of developing more products in the coming years, ensuring more customers between 2022-2025.
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Featured Image Credit: K. Nantha, CEO of PULSY Technology