The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new and unprecedented challenges for millions of workers. In a short matter of weeks, the workforce has quickly implemented a shift to remote working, while maintaining business continuity and employee well-being. Looking forward, our clients across the country are tasked with transitioning employees back into the workplace safely and in alignment with government guidelines. It’s important to start planning now.
A safe haven, a refuge; our homes have never signified a more literal ‘safe place’ than right now. Across the country people have swiftly found themselves in their very own home offices – for many these places were formerly known as the kitchen table or the sofa. Whether you’re fortunate enough to already have a designated office space, or navigating new territory, now is the time to consciously consider your home working set-up.
Working from home is about to become more than just a luxury reserved for the workers of today. As the current outbreak of COVID-19 approaches a global pandemic, there is an increasing likelihood that people will be working from home in the coming weeks to avoid the spread of the virus. Still, that doesn't mean it's time to panic - it means it's time to prepare. With a view of the current world situation, we've put together all the resources you might need in the event that remote working becomes a necessity.
After the festivities of Christmas have passed, it’s all too easy to come back and see a workplace that looks tired, dated and uninspiring. But there’s a simple and effective way to beat the office January blues: incorporating principles of sustainability, wellbeing, and flexibility into your office design will help create an environment that you and your colleagues can’t wait to get back to. We’ve rounded up the top focus areas for your workplace in 2020.
Today's workforce expects options. Activity Based Working (ABW) has emerged as one of the fastest-growing design trends as a people and task-centric model addressing the problems of open plan office design. But is ABW right for all organisations – or can training and organisational approach affect its effectiveness?