How to manage crowd in an office building?

The rise in corporate space

The world is getting digitally revolutionized. There has been a rise in corporate spaces all over the world.

These corporate spaces comprise huge acres of land with tall buildings sprawling over a few hundred acres.

These buildings are mostly multistoried high rises which go up to even thirty to forty storeys.

Often one finds corporate hubs with several such buildings functioning in one corporate hub.

One thing is quintessential in these corporate spacesthat is, a robust and well maintained system of lifts that can function even during power cuts.

Lifts are important because it is impossible to climb up stairs to the fortieth floor!

Each floor in these building can house more than hundred people, sometimes going up to as high as five hundred people.

Hence it goes without saying that there are long queues outside the lift every morning!

You shall find queues often going outside the building lobby into the compound in the morning

when people start coming in for work. Also during evening, while going home, finding an

empty lift becomes a mammoth task for those employees who are housed in a relatively lower storey.

Lift and queue management

To manage these long queues outside lifts an effective queue management system needs to be in place.

Imagine if there was no queue management and everybody tried to get into the lift at the same

timethere would a major stampede leading to a big accident and some very unpleasant experience.

Hence it is very important that each building has a proper building management system in place.

Now what is a building management system? It is computer-based control system in a building that monitors the electrical and mechanical equipment in a building.

It is in charge of the power system, lift system, security, lighting and ventilation.

Hence it becomes a part of the building management system to manage the queues in the morning and evening and even during the days.

There are staffs assigned in each building to take care of the queue management in these buildings. Had it not been for them,

it would be difficult to manage the crowd in these building as thousands of people work in these buildings every single day.

They often come up with innovative methods to manage queues in offices. One of them is dividing the queue into twoone for each side of the lifts,

so that the crowd can move simultaneously and there is lesser loss time. Secondly queues are divided as per lifts as some lifts only stop on some floors.

This is a very effective queue management process as this way the lifts too can be utilized completely.

This method is particularly handy during evenings when everybody is trying to avail the lift.

If some lifts are assigned to particular floors then people from every floor can avail the lift at the same time and there shall be less wait time.

Better crowd management

A building functions more effectively if there is better crowd management.

An employee who has to wait a lesser amount of time standing in a queue, gets more time to invest in his work.

As there is less loss of energy, there is better productivity from that employee.

Also standing longer in a queue can be quite a frustrating experience that often spoils the mood to works

and can be quite a dampener to start work early in the morning.

Another reason why effective queue management is needed is to maintain the security in a building.

As many people enter these buildings it is important to know who is entering and for what purpose.