As employees finally return to their office, they will find that their former workspace has undergone a major transformation.
In an effort to make the workspace safe and free of the Covid-19, companies have totally revamped their workspaces. Whether it’s reducing their overall office footprint, incorporating movable walls or adding touchless technology to reduce the spread of disease, the office will definitely look different than it did pre-pandemic.
For employees of design and engineering consultancy Arcadis NV, they will be able to choose between 20 different workspaces through an app when they come into the company’s new London offices next month. The Building Intelligence app will also help monitor the amount of space that is occupied and set capacity limits when necessary.
“The app is the critical enabler,” said Mark Cowlard, UK CEO of Arcadis. “It helps us understand when people are using meeting spaces so they can be cleaned afterward.”
Another big change expected from the workplaces of the future will be the introduction of more outdoor areas. For instance, the Lloyd’s Building in London has introduced external ventilation ducts that help keep fresh air in the space.
CBRE has also been providing its clients on how to address inevitable issues that will come from the post-pandemic workplace, including how to keep workers safe and what they need to incorporate to keep them engaged