Is it the faint smell of coffee, the white noise of colleagues slamming away on their keyboards, or a chat at the coffee machine... what do we miss the most about the office? Definitely not the the challenge of finding a parking spot... or traffic.... Maybe not surprisingly, after a year of social isolation, recent studies have shown that what we miss most about the office is the people, our colleagues. Yes, also the one firing bad dad-jokes all the time or the one that is always 5 minutes late for meetings. We look forward meeting all of them again, it is top of mind and discussed nearly every time we interact with our customers.
The pandemic is still a big challenge on both a personal level and a challenge for your business and society at large. For the AskCody customer base, the pandemic has naturally affected the utilization of the physical office spaces.
Here, I will describe our customers' experiences in this pandemic and how they work through the needed restrictions and compliances in this Covid-period when preparing your return to the office.
We are all still challenged by the current coronavirus pandemic status. Most business offices are still closed, but we are now starting to see more and more companies getting into preparation mode for the re-opening of all the physical facilities and return to work. So, it is getting time to move from a situation where everybody is working remotely and prepare for the “Post COVID-19” workplace and basically get into the health and safety mindset on how to secure the office space and make all your employees and visitors feel safe in your environment.
We are in these weeks all confronted by a challenging situation with the coronavirus pandemic—both personally and professionally. Many of us are staying home and are currently remote working, trying to do our best for our families and companies.
We are in a period with more or less fully closed physical offices. So this is an excellent time to reflect on what you can do to ensure the best office setting when you all come back to the physical environment you rely on in your professional life. Here are some ideas for you.