Returning to normality after the COVID-19 restrictions ease will be an interesting time. This applies to both businesses and their staff.
Workers returning to the office will want some kind of guarantee from their employer that they are being cared for and protected from the virus.
If they don’t feel as though they’re being offered appropriate protection from the virus, it’s likely your staff will become disillusioned.
Therefore, it’s essential that you ensure your office design is doing what it can to protect staff from potential illness.
Here are some ways to do that.
Social Distancing in Design
Social distancing will likely become part of office design all across the world.
This is due to the fact that businesses are now much more aware of the potential spread of viruses like COVID-19. The same principles also apply to other germs and bacteria.
Furthermore, your staff will also be taking this into consideration. This is because they’ve been living their usual lives with social distancing.
That results in certain expectations from your staff. If they return to an office without any form of social distancing, they may not be as comfortable with the space.
This in turn can affect their productivity, as well as stress levels.
Therefore, it’s essential that you consider socially distanced design for your Sydney office.
The health of your staff should be the priority at the moment. One way to ensure that their health is being looked after is by providing cutting-edge, ergonomic furniture.
Good quality chairs and workstations mean your staff are at less risk of musculoskeletal injuries, and other issues.
Whilst this isn’t exactly linked to the coronavirus, any commitment to the health and wellbeing of your staff will be welcomed.
Ensure your office is equipped with the best furniture for your staff. Do this by working with a professional Sydney office design company like Niche Projects.
The use of natural elements in the office has a huge number of benefits for the health and wellbeing of your staff.
Plenty of natural light, plants and good airflow are excellent for the health of your employees.
For example, exposure to these elements is conducive to better sleep, less absence due to illness, less stress and improved creativity.
We can help you make sure the natural elements in your office are having a positive impact on your staff.
To discuss office design for the post-COVID workplace, get in touch with Niche Projects here.