Join HOK's Firmwide Director of Interiors Tom Polucci and Director of Consulting Adam Stoltz as they discuss how to best prepare for the return to the workplace.
COVID-19 will not only change the way we work, it will change how we engage with people and physical space. As we prepare to return to the workplace there are many elements we need to rethink, starting with our own personal readiness, the commute, access to the building, physical distancing, what we touch and how we interact with each other. A new social dynamic will be created with potential for unease, increased anxiety and conflict. To help people function at higher levels, feel more confident and at ease we must not only address how we design the workplace but also create protocols and clearly communicate those with our colleagues. Returning to the workplace in an era of heightened sensitivity will take clear and decisive action, but we can create spaces that bring us together while keeping us apart.