Google is now planning to create a new office trend. The tech giant company will use balloon walls and privacy robots to keep its employees safe.
Previously, Google’s office was a bit messy since it has lots of things around, which are pretty essential for some users. And now the tech giant company is planning to use some privacy robots and balloon walls to redesign its offices so that its employees can have a safe working area during the ongoing pandemic.
Google is creating a post-pandemic workplace that will accommodate employees who got used to working from home over the past year and don’t want to be in the office all the time anymore. The company will encourage employees to be vaccinated when they start returning to the office, probably in September. However, you should know that this is not mandatory.
At first, the interior of Google’s buildings may not appear all that different. But over the next year or so, the tech giant company will try out new office designs in millions of square feet of space, or about 10 percent of its global workspaces.
Previously, Google decided to allow its employees to have a WFH situation. During this time, the tech giant company asked a diverse group of consultants, including sociologists who study “Generation Z” and how junior high students socialize and learn, to imagine what future workers would want.
What the Search Engine Company’s Future Offices Will Look Like
Google stated that it is now designing “Team Pods.” Each of these pods is a black canvas. This means that chairs, desks, whiteboards, and storage units on casters can be wheeled into various arrangements, and in some cases rearranged in a matter of hours.
To deal with an expected blend of remote and office workers, Google is also creating a new meeting room called Campfire, where in-person attendees sit in a circle interspersed with impossible-to-ignore, large vertical displays. The displays show the faces of people dialing in by videoconference so virtual participants are on the same footing as those physically present.
On the other hand, Google is also creating outdoor offices to respond to concerns that the novel coronavirus easily spreads in traditional offices. At its Silicon Valley headquarters, where the weather is pleasant most of the year, it has converted a parking lot and lawn area into “Camp Charleston.”
This innovation of the search engine giant is a fenced-in mix of grass and wooden deck flooring about the size of four tennis courts with Wi-Fi throughout.
However, the most interesting innovations of the search engine giant for its offices are its privacy robots and balloon walls. These technologies are the ones that will mainly prevent people from physically interacting with one another to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
As of the moment, the search engine giant hasn’t released their specific features. But, there’s a high chance that the tech giant company will release their specs in the future. All you need to do is wait for its announcements.