US firms turn to apps to help return to office

A growing number of office managers in the US are using mobile apps to offer answers to workers as they return to offices amid the pandemic. PHOTO: AFP
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

(NYTIMES) - Employees returning to the office in the midst of the pandemic are bound to ask these questions: What health precautions have been put in place? How crowded is the cafeteria? Which meeting rooms are available? How do visitors gain entry to the building?

To ease their adjustment, a growing number of office managers in the United States are using mobile apps that offer the answers that workers seek.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Follow ST on LinkedIn and stay updated on the latest career news, insights and more.