COVID-19: How to set the pace of new organisation models in industry ?
The economy is resuming and employees are going back to their workplaces, whilst some companies did not even stop their activities (eg. logistics, food and manufacturing). Many now have new processes in place in order to maintain safe working conditions for employees.
The central component of these new processes is time. How can you provide effective and regular reminders on coronavirus safety measures? What solution is there to set the pace and increase productivity? How does a secure, accurate time source reduce cyberthreats, which have seen a sharp rise since the outbreak of the pandemic?
New behaviours to adopt with regular reminders.
Companies must conduct their activity in compliance with certain health and safety conditions (which vary by sector), such as regular hand washing, adherence to social distancing, disinfecting of work tools and cleaning of workstations These new habits are not yet second nature, reminders are necessary via solutions such as an audio system.
In addition, in times of increased demand or employee absence (eg. high-risk workers shielding or child care) it may be necessary to hire new staff (temporary workers). A comprehensive sound system can be used to standardise practice among all staff by broadcasting a clear message easily understood by everyone.
The objective is to avoid anyone forgetting about these preventive measures, whether staff or visitors (such as service providers, couriers and customers).
Limit using phones to check the time.
A major challenge for companies – in all sectors – is reducing the risk of contamination to employees in the workplace. This is why it is suggested that all members of staff wash their hands regularly in order to kill any traces of the coronavirus that could be present following contact with a contaminated object. This requires staff to have access to the time to remind them.
Nowadays, most people use their phones to check the time. But if an employee were to use their phone during production activity, they risk contaminating it and transmitting the coronavirus to themselves. This presents a real danger as we know that the coronavirus can live on surfaces for several hours or even days.
Access to the time is still vital in the workplace, in any sector, and clocks are still the most reliable and effective means of providing. For every type of environment (such as very large spaces, extreme temperatures and humidity), there is a specifically designed clock.
Provide pace, for greater performance.
Whether to achieve higher levels of activity or to resume activity effectively, the key to productivity is pace.
One consequence of this crisis has been that many companies have needed to adapt their work schedules. Even on a small scale, this causes staff to lose their momentum, meaning a possible drop in productivity. To support employees in these changes, it is vital to provide communication at key points throughout the day: reminders of the start and end of shifts, breaks and coronavirus safety measures. The organisation will run more smoothly as all individuals are given clear information, both inside and outside buildings, using specifically designed devices.
Cyberthreats on the increase: how does better time management reduce the risks?
Cyberattacks have become more sophisticated during the current crisis and are increasingly common. In addition, the ever-progressing digital transformation in industrial companies also exposes them to new cyberthreats. The challenge is now to secure and protect IT networks, which is where a time server becomes key.
A time server enables you to have a secured, reliable and accurate time, to timestamp all network events and to synchronise all devices and machines on one or more networks.
Effective solutions for addressing these challenges.
Companies are facing new challenges that can be answered by easily-implemented solutions.
Prevention and pace using an audio system:
- Reminders of coronavirus safety measures to encourage their adherence
- Mark key moments during work time (eg. breaks, start and end) to optimise productivity
- Broadcast live or scheduled messages
- Full coverage of broadcasts over your whole premises
Reliable and accurate time information displayed across a networks of clocks:
- Access to an accurate and identical time for everybody
- Avoid use of phones to look at the time
- Eliminate the need to wear a watch
A move towards greater IT security with an internal time server:
- Enhance network security
- Provide secure time distribution
- Ensure accurate, reliable and identical time information
- Synchronise all devices across one or more networks
- Timestamp and track network events
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