How workplaces will be transformed in the wake of COVID-19

Workplace expert shares nearly 20 ways to create a safe space in your office right now for employees, as well as issues to address in the coming months.

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Much of what the next few months will bring is still unknown, but employers are beginning to consider what the return to the workplace will look like during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Though some anticipate remote working arrangements to become standard, most organizations must create a plan for employees to return to office spaces—and make changes to their form and function to keep everyone safe.

We talked to Kay Sargent, director of workplace strategy at HOK, about what organizations and communicators must consider when reinventing their workplaces in response to COVID-19.

Ragan: What are the top three concerns organizations should address as employees return to their offices in the coming months?


1. Assess your remote/distributed work program and modify it as needed for the coming weeks/months. Determine the role a remote/distributed work program may have going forward to offer options and choices to your workforce and how it may impact your real estate portfolio.

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