POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE PLANNING SERIES

What Does Your Back To The Office Plan Look Like?

Before building your back to the office plan, review with your team the key elements of the office they miss, they need, and what they have been happy to do without. Using survey tools or a simple SWOT analysis create a map of the concerns and opportunities your team is seeing.

TOP 6 THINGS EMPLOYEES MISS MOST ABOUT THE OFFICE

  1. Collaboration – discussing ideas as a team, inspiration of other people’s work
  2. Accountability – avoiding ‘home’ distractions, team building, and communication
  3. Socialization – work friends, social connections to other people, mental health, work/life balance
  4. Infrastructure – logistics hub, storage, servers and IT equipment, local business connections, financial investment in space
  5. Ergonomics – Physical health, dining room table not as good as my desk and task chairs at work
  6. Knowledge Transfer – knowledge sharing, teaching

PLANNING FOR BACK TO THE OFFICE

6 components of a workplace strategy

For post-pandemic workplace planning, break down your workplace strategy into 6 interconnected components:

  1. Policy Development – alternative work strategies, HR policy development, communication
  2. Occupancy & Staff – staffing needs analysis, space planning, facility augmentation
  3. Materials Selection – remediation products, new planning standards
  4. Technology Impacts – changes to internal and external technology platforms
  5. Operational Changes – maintenance adjustments, security, space usage guidelines
  6. Mechanical System Impacts – HVAC and climate control system changes

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