EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., April 20, 2020 – Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL), a constellation of design-driven brands for the workplace and home, has published insights for returning to a healthy workplace, when the time is right.
“Considerations for Returning to a Healthy Workplace,” at knoll.com offers guidelines to assist organizations adapt to and plan around COVID-19, reflecting the Company’s commitment to helping organizations consider everything they need for their associates to come back to the workplace and feel safe. The materials take a holistic approach, addressing health and well-being from a physical, mental, social and emotional perspective.
“Considerations for Returning to a Healthy Workplace” offers tips as well as thought-starters for furniture configurations to ease bringing employees back to the office and give them confidence in their work environment. Getting back to the workplace requires an intentional strategy to assure employees can feel safe and remain healthy in the office.
The first resource, Help Your Employees Get Back to Work Safely, offers three top-level tips, each with easy action items to carry out the best strategy for your organization. Tips include:
- Develop people-focused policies and procedures
- MCreate spaces that allow people to be “alone together”
- Assure employee safety and well-being
“Considerations” also includes ideas for re-planning the built environment. Knoll understands that every workplace is different with respect to privacy and enclosure needs. To this end, the second resource, Workstation Enclosure and Space Delineation, provides a range of considerations across benching, height-adjustable tables with technology spines, independent desks, panels and additional enclosures.
Both Help Your Employees Get Back to Work Safely and Workstation Enclosure and Space Delineation are also available as PDFs.
Additional knoll.com resources include product-specific care and cleaning guides, laying out detailed instructions on safe-to-use cleaning products and proper maintenance. For the healthcare community, Knoll has created the "Healthy Spaces Response Program." This guide helps create inspiring healthcare environments that can contribute to staff performance, productivity and comfort.
Knoll, Inc. is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Our internationally recognized portfolio includes furniture, textiles, leathers, lighting, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements. Our brands — Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser, Muuto and Fully — reflect our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high performance workplaces and luxury interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Knoll, Inc. is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canadian Green Building Council and can help organizations achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workplace certification. Our products can also help clients comply with the International Living Future Institute to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification, and with the International WELL Building Institute to attain WELL Building Certification. Knoll, Inc. is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.