“IBM, along with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., JP Morgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are among the large U.S. employers readying offices for at least a portion of their workforce to return over the coming months. To make that happen, they’ve had to rethink the entire working experience.”
— The Office You Left is Not Going to Be the Office You Return to
Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, many businesses, schools, food service establishments, and other venues where group gatherings occur need to change facilities to mitigate risk and keep people safe. To comply with CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, businesses need to rearrange a substantial amount of furnishings and equipment.
They may also need to add partitions and re-configure aisles to create a walk-traffic flow that discourages congestion. Making these safety alterations in a timely, non-disruptive way requires planning, heavy lifting, placing nonessential furniture and other items in secure storage for later use.
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11 Considerations for Optimizing Your Post-COVID-19 Workspace
1. Increase each employee’s personal space, ensuring desks are six feet or more apart.
2. Add temporary partitions and barriers for greater safety and to minimize the spread.
3. Creating a walk-traffic flow that discourages congestion and enables staff to adhere to distancing guidelines easily.*
Consider a clockwise or counterclockwise traffic flow or one that utilizes one-way aisles and doors clearly designated as “in” and “out.” Clear traffic areas of unnecessary items like unused furniture, cabinets, trash cans, and plants.
4. Update air-filtration systems.
5. Install new furnishings with antimicrobial materials for easy cleaning.
6. Safe storage of surplus furnishings and equipment.*
When storing surplus items and furniture, ask the company storing them if their facility is climate controlled.
Other important information you need to know:
- Is the company insured?
- Do they offer asset inventory tracking?
- Can they handle the logistics, receiving, delivery, and installation of furniture your company may need in the future?
7. Install automatic doors.
8. Install lab areas for in-house testing.
9. Install UV lighting systems.
10. Install no-touch soap dispensers and sinks in bathrooms.
11. Make hand sanitizer and cleaning products readily available.
By being proactive, establishing appropriate measures and practices, organizations help prevent the spreading of diseases and put employees at ease. They know that necessary steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of those spending time at their facilities post-COVID-19.
Central Maine Moving & Storage takes the health of our professional staff and our valued customers very seriously. By working together and adhering to our best practices and the guidelines set by the CDC, we can greatly reduce our risks amid COVID-19 and continue to serve our customers on a case-by-case basis.
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