Navigating What’s Next: The Post-COVID Workplace
Going back to work, for most people, is going to feel a lot different than when they left.
The changes, at first, may feel surreal, with people wearing masks, separated by partitions and avoiding physical contact – no more fist bumps, hugs or handshakes. It might be a little lonely because many of our coworkers will still be at home as companies ramp up operations in phases, bringing people back in waves. But over time a new “normal” will emerge. There is a lot of conjecture about what “normal” will be going forward, but we know that the global COVID-19 pandemic will change the workplace forever. The opportunity ahead of us is to make the office even better than it was before the crisis.
Steelcase have worked with their network of leading organisations and experts and have shared what they have learned about the the expected return to the workplace into Navigating What’s Next: The Post-COVID Workplace document. Our team have developed a condensed version of this document, customised for our clients to assist when redesigning the office for a safe return to the office. It offers strategies for retrofitting, re configuring and reinventing the workplace to create offices that are as safe as possible.
Findings in this article were taken from the Steelcase publication: Navigating What’s Next: The Post-COVID Workplace