At the start of 2019, it was unimaginable to what extent the current pandemic would affect the daily lives of millions of people around the world, and what the impact on the working environment would be. Companies had designed their workplaces to use every inch of valuable floorspace available, and so can be forgiven for the sudden upheaval catching them and everyone else by surprise.
Thus, it is vitally important that businesses now look at how to minimise the risk for staff when continuing to trade under COVID parameters. This doesn't mean that every company should suddenly have a complete design & build makeover, but they should look at how designers can make their workplace COVID-able, and see how they can plan for the post-covid landscape.
We believe there are three stark choices businesses face for their workplace due to this crisis:
Downsize floorspace due to loss of staff or with the advent of home-working
Re-organise existing layout to cater for COVID restrictions
Re-design due to growth and staff increase
Each of the above bring their own challenges, but also offer an opportunity for a business leader to take stock, and give themselves the chance to improve their workplace, ready for the post-covid era.
Thus, Novanta work in tandem with our clients to design their environments in the most safest way possible, whilst still being creative with the aesthetic. It is our objective to ensure that at the end of the process, we have created an efficient and effective workplace, that is pleasing to the eye, and ready for the future.
Call us now to book your consultation, and make your space COVID-able.
MINIMISE SHARED SPACE USAGE
CONTROL THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC
CHANGE OR STOP EXISTING DESK POLICIES
KEEP PEOPLE APART
CREATE WALKWAY SANCTUARYS
ADD CLEANING STATIONS