Navigating What’s Next: The Post-COVID Workplace
Returning to the workplace will be like reopening the economy. It will happen in waves and it will be stressful for both organizations and workers. It’s impossible to predict what may happen next. We are keeping up-to-date on the latest information from the CDC and other public health sources to continue to develop our vision for what the workplace might look like next.
As people return to the office, they need to feel and be safe. Space planning trends like the open plan, high density, and shared spaces will need to be reconfigured to meet 6’ distance requirements, increased space division, and fewer seats.
Steelcase has developed a “Now, Near, Far” methodology for how we might retrofit the workplace “Now” for the first wave of employees returning, reconfigure the workplace for a larger population returning in “Near”, and reinvent the workplace for the future in “Far” to better adapt to possible economic, climate and health disruptions.
Visit our Post-COVID web section for the latest information.