A Checklist for Returning to Work(places) in a Post-Pandemic World
There are many questions surrounding how the world of work will rebound after the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ideas on how we can prepare.
There is still a huge amount of uncertainty as to what the world is going to look like after shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted and people return to the workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively wrecked normalcy for most companies around the world, and there will be short-term and long-term cultural, physical, and financial implications for organizations small and large.
As we continue to move beyond the curve of this pandemic, here are some questions that every workplace and company leader should be asking before their employees step back into their office:
Health & Sanitation
Space Plan, Physical Distance, & Furniture
Culture & Work Practices
While the above checklist for returning to the office after COVID-19 is by no means comprehensive, we hope that it can serve as a starting point for company leaders as they begin developing plans to reinhabit their workspace. In order to help develop answers to some of these questions, we have included some additional resources from partners and industry experts below.
As a disclaimer, we are not medical professionals; our expertise is in commercial furniture and space planning. Please refer to guidelines and information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for official medical recommendations for health and sanitation.
Here's How We Can Help You Return to Your Workplace
While we don’t have all the answers, we have begun helping many of our customers plan for their return to the workplace. Here’s a few areas where our team is ready to help today:
If you are interested in starting a conversation about any of these things, please fill out the below form to let us know how we can help.