2020 has certainly been challenging so far, and the way we live and work has changed forever because of COVID-19, however at this time there is the opportunity to plan and re-shape the future and all with the help of Workspace Commercial Furniture.
July 1st, 2020
With the imminent return to the workplace, the sphere of the office will be significantly changed. The new work space reality requires great thought and attention and of paramount consideration is the layout, the necessity of social distancing and other safety initiatives for workers post Covid-19. The work space as we know it must be adapted and re-configured to suit the times and here Workspace Commercial Furniture offers numerous products and solutions to ensure your office is ready for employees to return to work.
Not every employer can afford to totally re-fit the workplace interior but with help and inspiration from Workspace Commercial Furniture, there are opportunities to make changes that are practical, will adhere to regulation and ensure workers enjoy best practice in safety.
There are a variety of ways that Workspace Commercial Furniture can help businesses return to work and these can be cost effective and within budget. For example, allowing for space between desks, adding privacy screens and including pods in the layout will all help abide by the physical distancing measures and Workspace Commercial Furniture will even bring a team to the office to help create the safest environment for the particular spatial footprint.
One of the biggest changes in our work places will be the space itself. As seating plans are required to accommodate adjustment there will be alterations to open plan layouts with workstations distanced from each other, and hubs and shared desks a thing of the past. However with creative thinking and the help of Workspace Commercial Furniture there are multiple options that can be employed such as Desk or Domain Pods that can help re-shape the work space.
Desk Pods are a perfect inclusion to help adapt existing furniture. They are lightweight durable and will ensure distancing, but best of all, they are fully customisable to suit every need. While Domain Pods (designed exclusively in-house), are a versatile acoustic work pod with GPO, USB and storage features. To reflect working environments that are more isolated, the Domain Pod is a stylish furniture piece that provides privacy and separation and is the perfect inclusion for home, hotel lobbies, cafes or airport lounges, among many other spaces.
Booths are another must-have addition to the new workplace as smaller meeting booths require less room than larger meeting rooms. The Workspace Commercial Furniture Booths provide privacy and allow employees to gather and collaborate in a safe manner.
Screens and Wraps are another creative and affordable option to help provide privacy and introduce physical distancing and both products can standalone or can be attached to existing desks and workstations. Within the Screen range the Fusion screen is the perfect product to help emphasise and delineate space and can be customised to suit every workplace.
Another important aspect of the new workplace post-pandemic is hygiene and an easy solution is to include Lockers in the new office. Here the Workspace Commercial Furniture locker range is unsurpassed. Lockers provide employees with a vital space to store personal items away from the office desk and are also an imperative for End of Trip (EOT) facilities. With individual lockers, cleaning regimes can be streamlined with each person caring for their own space.
Practices such hot-desking, co-working and shared communal spaces will also be reviewed to realign with today’s new protocols. Even the way we approach work will be different. There may be staggered start times, shifts, a balance between working from home and the office and work from the office. With these new processes business needs to support employees and again Workspace Commercial Furniture can help. Those who choose to work from home will require amenity – correct chairs, storage and a suitable desk. Workspace Commercial Furniture can supply a range of Working from Home packages that will help ensure that employees feel more comfortable to work and achieve. For example, the Travel X desk is quick and easy to assemble, the Tone Executive office chair is ergonomically constructed for maximum comfort and the lightweight M-Collection mobile pedestal is compact, ideal for storage and can be locked for security at home.
Workspace Commercial Furniture offers a comprehensive product range for the working environment but it is also heartening to know that the company is an Australian owned and operated business. Never before has buying local been as important as it is today and with products manufactured by skilled workman in South Australia, leadtimes are short and delivery is on time. Workspace Commercial Furniture is committed to a better future and with ongoing environmental programs in place, quality, sustainable products are guaranteed.
Established in 1911, Workspace Commercial Furniture is one of Australia’s most respected manufacturers and a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial, educational, hospitality, health and aged care furniture. With a proud heritage and as Australia’s largest diversified commercial furniture manufacturer there is understanding of what it means to adapt to meet the new normal. In this time of unprecedented change Workspace Commercial Furniture is here to help and support your return to work with the best and most innovative products for the changing workplace.
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