With the government’s roadmap to recovery now in full swing and as the way we work and engage with each other shifts in organisations around the world, questions and dilemmas continue to arise for leadership and employees alike. The main one being, how should we return to physical locations safely?
With such importance being placed upon workplace and employee safety, and rightly so, it is a question that is not being taken lightly.
Where a return to the workplace is necessary, at the heart of any plans should be a commitment to support flexible and remote working where possible, and the provision of support for physical and mental health for workers who cannot work from home and may be concerned about being in the workplace or travelling there.
Workplace layout can play a huge part in helping employees feel safe when they return to the office.
Before COVID, workplaces were designed primarily around their functional program – desks, conference rooms and kitchens that served basic office and employee needs. However, more than a year of virtual work across organisations has proven that the functional activities of the workplace are rather easily transposed to the home or third places of convenience.
In countless workplace surveys, it’s clear that many employees see the functional and efficiency benefits of working from home provided they have reliable technology systems. Conversely, they consistently note missing the qualitative aspects of work – community, culture, inspiration, collaboration, teamwork, impromptu conversation, and leadership vision. This is where the true opportunity exists. With fewer employees demanding a return to the office full time, the need for a purely functional post-COVID workplace program will decrease, opening the potential for a whole host of important, qualitative experience space to fill the void.
Our dynamic and innovative workplace furniture can help you create a new, safe and productive working environment that caters to the new normal, and will encourage employees back to the workplace in some form or another:
Your Workspace understands the need for flexibility and diversity in any working environment. Our Sit-Stand desk range reflects this and offers employees the ultimate flexibility for their workstation. The height adjustable desk is easy to use and caters to the individual needs of every staff member.
Plexus is a metal-framed and customisable storage unit that can be adjusted and reconfigured to meet the requirements of every workspace. The elements of Plexus ensure each system caters to each unique working style.
Maximise your storage space and create a bespoke piece of furniture, that can also incorporate smart technology, to fit seamlessly into your workspace.
Your Workspace are matter experts in helping businesses transform their workplaces through innovative furniture designs and smart storage solutions. Get in touch to find out how we can help you adapt your workplace to create a space that will help employees return to the office with confidence.