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Post COVID - 6 Ways to Make Your Office More Human

And throughout all this ‘return to the office’ planning, we’ve been thinking about our people. How will they feel? What can we do to keep them safe and connected? Are there ways we can help reduce stress?

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As telemedicine becomes the expectation rather than the exception, how might the experience become more human in the process?

Consider this: before COVID-19, school facilities were only in use 18% of the time. Now, as we potentially face new hybrid models of learning where parents take a more active role in their kids’ education, what will our learning environments become?

What if classrooms could feel more like natural environments, and help make us happier, more connected, and kinder learners and educators? What if returning to our roots, through connection to nature and biophilic elements, could redefine what learning spaces could be?

And throughout all this ‘return to the office’ planning, we’ve been thinking about our people. How will they feel? What can we do to keep them safe and connected? Are there ways we can help reduce stress?

One of the most compelling drivers of connection is our sense of propinquity. This is our natural human tendency to develop tight interpersonal bonds with the people or things that are closest to us.

COVID-19 is challenging us. But those challenges are also helping us reexamine our previous assumptions of how medical facility rooms of all types can and should function.

Borrowing from Abraham Maslow’s research, this outline presents a hierarchical guide we developed to help organizations reopen their doors and address the concerns, needs, and hopes for their employees in a post COVID-19 work environment.

As we look back over the past ten weeks, COVID 19 has exposed unexpected challenges and new inequities across education. As many articles on education have exposed, the lack of access to education is both a tragedy and systemic problem that has negatively impacted our young learners and their families.

How our new two-story indoor loft was designed, built and is redefining how and where work gets done.

Space, like fashion, is global and ubiquitous. Both fundamentally address style, function, and comfort — and use the common language of design to tell a story, introduce new possibilities, and shake us out of complacency. At their best, fashion and space help us see the world in new ways.

Human experience is the new ROI and our senses are the foundation.

When our One Workplace Healthcare team was faced with relocating its showroom to a smaller footprint, we encountered many of the same challenges as our customers...