Workplace Management

Our IT support services can help you improve end user productivity and satisfaction by ensuring that employees have seamless access to the applications and information they need, with an efficient end user services program in place.

A workplace is the location at which an employee provides work for an employer. The workplace is located in a variety of settings including offices, manufacturing facilities or factories, stores, farms, out-of-doors, and in any location where work is performed.

With the proliferation of electronic communication, employers are no longer expected to always provide a workplace with a physical location at which employees work. Home offices, telecommuting work arrangements, and world-wide employment relationships mean that almost any location, including the employee's home, may serve as and accurately be called, a workplace.

If an employer provides a physical location for an employee to work, the workplace is subject, in the US, to workplace health and safety regulations and other guidelines provided by the US Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL also regulates a variety of workplace programs, some of which are in effect for workplaces that include an employee's home office.

The DOL provides guidance and regulations for the workplace in such areas as workers compensation, breaks and lunch requirements, leave requirements, equal employment opportunity, and unemployment compensation. See the DOL website for a complete list of regulations and guidelines to fulfill employer and workplace requirements.

The technological advances achieved in the past few decades have brought about a revolution in the business world, affecting nearly all aspects of a working life. People can reach others throughout the world in a matter a seconds, with cost being increasingly negligible. Employees no longer need to be physically with their clients and co-workers; instead they can communicate effectively at home, at a distant office, across the world, and even in their car or on an airplane. Although these new technologies offer a wide variety of services and opportunities, they seem united by a single factor: increased efficiency and productivity. Indeed, companies have been quick to adopt many of these technologies, and tout significant improvements in business performance. However, as the physical office loses importance and employees are encouraged to telecommute from their location of choice, these physically isolated workers will inevitably suffer a loss of face-to-face interpersonal skills and a deterioration of relationships in the workplace.