tHE COVID-19 CHALLENGE
This has been and will continue to be a transformational experience. As we return to the workplace, how do we maintain business continuity, as we prioritize staff safety and emotional well-being? There is no simple solution.
The COVID-19 science is developing daily. The information provided is based upon what we have learned to date. With more knowledge and data, these considerations will continue to evolve and be updated here.
Today's market has continuously improved workplace efficiency. Densification trends include reduced personal “me” space (workstations), while adding “we” space, as well as desk sharing. These will be impacted/limited by social distancing and sharing high touch surfaces, based upon real and perceived safety.
Work from home (WFH) has also been a rising trend, which exponentially grew overnight. It is the best prevention to spreading COVID-19 and will be a key strategy in de-densifing the workplace. This will increase efficiency and may reduce the real estate footprint for the foreseeable future. To be successful we will need to effectively address work from home human factors.
The workplace constantly evolves, but never before as dramatically as this. With the science still developing, more than ever, the adaptability of the workplace is essential.
Follow CDC guidelines:
- Social distancing: 6-foot separation between people
- Wash hands often
- Wear protective mask in public
- Avoid touching face
- Cover coughs & sneezes
- Clean/disinfect often