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The Algorithm That Could Get You Back in the Office


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Mapticians tracking tool can alert workers about potential infection hot spots.

Some companies are using software to help employees re-enter office space safely.

Credit: Maptician

As company offices reopen, some are using software to help them shuffle employees, schedule meetings, map office hot spots, and practice social distancing.

Maptician detects areas of high transmission risk, such as desks placed too close together, and allows co-workers to view the map to see if they were ever seated near a colleague who tested positive for Covid-19.

Employees of commercial real estate brokerage SquareFoot developed an algorithm to determine work rotations for a company’s teams.

Salesforce's Work.com has developed a software platform that includes a shift-management algorithm that calculates potential building bottlenecks based on the projected number of workers.

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