With lockdown easing in the UK, the focus is now on ‘the new normal’ to help give us the stability on how to safely interact and return to a somewhat ‘normal’ life again.
After months of kitchen top desks and virtual meetings, what is the new normal for working environments in the post-covid-19 world?
Ultimately, business leaders have big decisions ahead to construct their ‘new normal’ for the workplace. With this being a completely uncharted territory, who knows if these decisions are correct?
Businesses had to adapt by setting out new ways of working. Now even further strategy is needed to provide new measures for a safe return to work and the long-term needs of the workplace.
This is a perfect opportunity to take the time to review and plan ways to tailor and consider how to make the workplace work smarter for you.
Some argue that the office could quickly return back to business as usual, while others argue that the crisis will create a very different new normal for the workplace.
One thing that is guaranteed, is the realisation that the workplace needs to change.
Businesses are seeking ways to change and create safe workplaces. If anything, it’s provided with a positive wakeup call of the value and benefits of how office design can enable your team to do their best work.
Ultimately, your “new normal” needs to be completely tailored to your needs and space capacity. Here are some key points to consider:
- Do you have the space to accommodate employees with social distancing in place?
- Will you have to put in place shift working or flexible remote working?
- Have you identified and responded to risks in the workplace?
- Will you need personal protective equipment or screening?
- How can you get more value out of our office space?
What should your workplace and workstyle strategy be in the future?
While you’re planning, why don’t you take this opportunity to make the best out of your workspace?
We’ve all been adapting to the new change, including us! At Spectrum Workplace, we are committed to helping our customers.
Recently, we’ve been using our office design expertise to provide workplace consultancy. Helping you to discover what your workplace should really be like. We will work closely with you to create a detailed design brief which can be used as a sound starting point for any future changes to your workplace or way of working.
It is key to carefully make decisions based on sound evidence to maintain staff morale and to protect the organisation. By investing some time and money into a solid workplace consultancy process you can ensure that any initiatives for your ‘new normal’ are going to be successful.
To find out more about our workplace consultancy service or if you’re interested in scheduling an initial free consultation, contact us today!