Guest post by Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his rather ambiguous announcement last Sunday on his Covid-19 exit strategy. There have been plenty of previous posts from the workplace industry anticipating the announcement and how redesigning the office is the solution. But I firmly believe that we already have the … Continue reading Thoughts on Covid: Workplace Design – Recollection not Revolution
Guest post by Maggie Procopi, Workplace Trends Yesterday (Saturday 9 May 2020) U.K. transport secretary Grant Shapps announced what he called a “once in a generation” £2 billion plan to boost cycling and walking both during and after the lockdown. Upmost in his mind must be the need for workers to return to their offices … Continue reading Thoughts on Covid: The Case for Active Travel
Guest post by Ian Baker, Head of Workplace Consulting, EMCOR UK "People are crazy and times are strange,I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range,I used to care, but things have changed."(Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed, 2000) Just before this current situation got ‘very real’ I read that when we look back on major … Continue reading Thoughts on Covid-19: Things Have Changed
Guest post by Francisco Vazquez, 3g Smart Group and Workplace Trends Iberia COVID-19 has not only put our healthcare system in tension, but has also come to question the traditional model of face-to-face work that exists in most companies. The pandemic we are experiencing has made telework the new normal for millions of people and it is foreseeable that … Continue reading Thoughts on Covid-19: Workplace Design Challenges Post COVID-19
Guest post by Craig Knight, Identity Reaization “I might have known,” said Eeyore. “After all, one can’t complain. I have my friends. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday. And was it last week or the week before that Rabbit bumped into me and said ‘Bother!’. The Social Round. Always something going on.”(A.A.Milne) There are rather … Continue reading Thoughts on Covid-19: The path to workplace emancipation, well-being and profit.