The global shift to remote working and video calls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be ignored. While companies learn invaluable lessons about a more remote culture and improvement of workflow channels, it is vital to think about how the culture will change once the workforce returns to offices in the ‘new normal’. While workspaces can always be designed keeping the norms and regulations of safe distancing, it is the workforce and the people who have to follow it. So, a people-centric approach must be kept in mind while planning a return to the workplace.
Here are a few objectives that we suggest workspaces should focus on as they look into post-COVID-19 office design: