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Article: Gensler

What Happens When We Return to the Workplace?

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As we are all acutely aware, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our personal and professional lives and turned upside-down the prevailing norms for how we design and interact in shared spaces.

With several weeks to adjust to working from home, we are highly focused on the many considerations needed to prepare our workplaces and our employees for a return to the office. As Gensler highlights in this article, before employers begin asking their employees to return to the office, they must ensure these individuals feel safe, healthy, and valued.

How to start planning for the near now:

  • Keep your distance
  • De-densify workstations
  • Rethink dynamic and unassigned seating
  • Limit tech sharing
  • Ramp up cleaning protocols
  • Upgrade air filtration systems
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Add antimicrobial materials to the mix
  • Empower your people
  • Be open to new ways of working

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Written by: Janet Pogue McLaurin