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Getting Back to the Office of the Future

The way we think about germs, contact, and the ability to transmit disease has been altered, and that increased cognizance means the office space itself must change. Convenience and a less-touch experience go far beyond the printer and today's office is smarter than ever. Read about some of the new touchless measures that could be put in place to get back to the office of the future.

The Less-Touch Office: Working in the Era of COVID-19


For a time, touchscreen displays were the height of innovation. Forget the old-school buttons; that was so last century. Everyone wanted an interface that reminded them of their iPhone. And that technology is still great – there are many possibilities for personalization and connectivity in a touchscreen LCD panel that just aren’t possible in an analog interface. But there is also the potential for germs. Germs are nothing new and are far older than buttons or touchscreens – the COVID-19 pandemic brought about an entirely new awareness of all the ways in which touching shared surfaces could be riskier than we realized.