The events of the currently unfolding coronavirus pandemic, and its ramifications for our businesses, institutions, and lives, require little introduction. As of right now, businesses and organizations are facing unique challenges that are forcing them to change their procedures. These challenges are coming above (government injunctions), from below (the safety needs of customers and clients), and within, as managers grapple with finding best practices and ensuring that operations can continue.
In the days leading up to hurricane impact, emergency managers planning for Search and Rescue operations can never have enough information. How many people will ignore mandatory evacuation orders and stay with their homes during the storm? Where are these people located? How can I reach out to these people and send them help once the storm has passed? All of these questions and more can be answered by leveraging the most powerful and ubiquitous technology available in most households today – the smartphone.
The alternative workforce has been a burgeoning part of the american economy for the past couple of decades. From a survey of 8,000 people across europe and the U.S., the Mckinsey Global Institute determined that between 20-30% of workers are engaged in different types of “independent work”.
We here at Virtual Badge are obvious vocal proponents of technological innovation. The continuing emergence of new technologies (and their ramifications) can be captivating for those of us who forecast change and seek out continual improvement. The business, media, governance, and nonprofit worlds are always buzzing with talk about innovation. In many ways, it is the dominant spirit of our age.
Life in large, complex societies is continually beset by the challenge of identity verification. Anthropologists have posited that the natural cognitive limit for the number of people an individual human can maintain relationships with is between 100 and 250.
Luckily, digital ID badges can address a whole range of inefficiencies. They may be utilized for identity management, access management, employee time tracking, compliance management, communications, and as a workforce management tool.