How to Ensure Employees Feel Safe In Their Post COVID-19 Office Space
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our work life by altering how and where we do our jobs, testing how each of our businesses can adapt to flexible work, and making us all rethink the future of how we work and whether office layouts as we know them make sense in our new normal. The evolution to accommodate flexible work isn’t new and is one we predict will continue to change our office spaces after the COVID-19 pandemic, but COVID-19 has created the need for a faster than anticipated transformation for all our offices to support working from home, social distancing, and providing cleaner and more efficient workspaces.
Any business owner can agree the ramifications of the COVID-19 shutdown are overwhelming, between loss of revenue, making the difficult decision to downsize their workforce if they haven’t already, and the uncertainly of when people will be able to return to business as usual. As we start to consider the end of quarantine and what the future holds in our new normal, we’ve partnered with our trusted friends at New York-based Schrimmer Design Group and Toronto-based Lebel & Bouliane to provide guidance and help you rethink your office spaces through both forward-looking (big ideas) and simple (and inexpensive) ways to protect your office and your employees from current and future pathogens and help them feel safe coming back to the office.