As of Monday, May 17, 2021, Melink Corporation kicked off a new healthy-hybrid working concept, where employees have reasonable flexibility to work remotely while also having some responsibility to work from the corporate campus in Cincinnati, OH. What you may not know, is as of March 2021, we’ve now gone through five different remote working strategies, pivoting nimbly as conditions changed and new information was constantly being presented. This would not have been made possible without an incredibly positive attitude from our staff and an adaptation to the use of new tools. One such tool that we began to use in late 2019, thankfully prior to the world changing, was Microsoft Teams.
Before COVID-19, indoor air quality (IAQ) was somewhat of an afterthought. However, in the last year, indoor air quality is a buzzword that has gained much needed traction.
Why should I care about building pressure?
Let’s have some real talk. Remember that dreaded question when you were a high school teenager: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” *Shudder* Maybe you had an answer prepared that delighted the person who asked which “lucky you”, swiftly ended the conversation. Or maybe you were like me and you stood there awkwardly for a few seconds while staring at your feet and mumbling something along the lines of “Uhhhh, I don’t know. Something that I like doing that helps make the world a better place… I guess.” Then you pretended like you heard your mom calling and scurried away hoping you hadn’t brought too much shame to yourself in what surely wasn’t your finest moment. No? Just me? Good! I wasn’t the only one.
Can you think of a time when you experienced less than desirable ambient conditions while visiting a retail store, supermarket, restaurant, or another similar venue? Chances are a few come to mind immediately. I know I can think of several! Was the store too warm? Was it freezing cold? Or, maybe it was stuffy, had high humidity or was even odoriferous! Regardless of which condition you experienced; it likely affected your overall shopping experience. And chances are you didn’t stay as long as you originally intended. Furthermore, if you experienced these uncomfortable conditions frequently at the same location, you might have stopped visiting that particular business altogether—or even switched to a competitor.