The office return has not gone smoothly, stalled by new variants of the COVID-19 virus and hampered by some reluctance on the part of employees. According to data reported by NBC News from job site ZipRecruiter, job advertisements that specify ‘remote’ are now receiving three times the applications of those that do not. Some experts, like Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom, have even claimed the return to the office is dead in the water.
Luring back hesitant workers calls for world-class employee experiences. The future workplace will provide more than free beer taps and foosball tables, transforming offices into places that employees want to spend time. That could mean thinking more deeply about sensory elements, such as how your office sounds.
Arizona-based company Spatial has created a flexible, scalable technology platform that powers immersive three-dimensional virtual sound experiences for real-world spaces, at the fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.