Before the dawn of 2020 and the global event it brought along with it, our professional lives revolved around business as usual. We commuted, we had our meetings, we interacted with each other in physicality and proximity now altogether done away with. We concerned ourselves with working in the most functional, modern and comfortable office spaces we could, and we found value in office environments that honoured culture and values.
Now, in the midst of the pandemic, many aspects of life have taken a monumental shift. And no area more so, than in our professional lives.
Pretty offices, functional spaces, ample boardrooms and stocked coffee machines have taken a backseat, as fundamental office specifications, to questions of whether workstations are properly sanitised, the guarantee of safety in a building and the implementation of COVID-19 hygiene protocol.
This is now the new concern, then: healthy workspaces.
While the priorities for workplace happiness may be different in general, the outcome is still the same for employees – a feeling of solid and ample morale at the office, and thus comfort to be as productive as possible.
But this kind of shift is altogether brand new – infrastructure must be put in place. Mostly, though, both employers and employees must strive to promote workspace health across the board, now that our offices are filling up, once again.