The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges to the way people live and work, and, as communities look towards reopening, the conversation focuses on changes needed in the workplace. Exploring this topic in his May 4 article for The New York Times, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Matt Ritchel interviewed Tracy Wymer, Knoll Vice President, Workplace Strategy.
Wymer shared his point-of-view on how offices can adapt, emphasizing the importance of implementing design elements and policies to ensure employees feel safe upon their return to work. “We can’t ask employees to come back to the same office,” Wymer tells the Times, “Companies feel we have to address the root fear.” These changes, Ritchel writes, can include alternate shifts of team schedules and adding panels or screens to existing open workstations.
Knoll has an unwavering commitment to helping organizations with everything they need for their associates to come back to the workplace and feel safe, when the time is right. Considerations for a Healthy Workplace offers tips and guidance on how to transition employees back to the office, as well as presenting solutions for workstation enclosure and space delineation.