After an atypical summer, September has come around and many companies have restarted their activity. New working models, such as remote working, and flexible spatial solutions, with versatile furniture, protective panels, antibacterial materials and new technological tools are here to stay. But are we really ready to face this new reality?
Redesigning or even expanding the workspace to meet the new safety distances, and setting up a schedule for movements and actions, are some of the new measures to be adopted. As well as drawing up an action protocol and measures that determine what type of activities can and cannot be carried out remotely, investment and training of teams in non-face-to-face work, and a technological implementation that boosts productivity, communication, coordination and collaboration between workers.
If one thing is clear from this situation, it is the need to reinvent the work environment in a completely different way from how it was up until just a few months ago. Rethinking the role of the traditional workspace and striking a balance between on-site and remote activity can ensure that many companies come back ‘stronger than ever’. To achieve this, it is essential to offer an ecosystem of flexible spaces, allowing employees to work from the office, home office or in satellite spaces. In hotels, airports, restaurants or outdoor areas, the latter offer an alternative that combines life, enjoyment and work, where collaboration, socialisation and learning are made easier.