None of us yet know exactly what a return to work looks like, but at some point we know we need to get back to our desks and into our work spaces. Leaders, office managers and facilities teams up and down the country will be planning how this might work.
Recent announcements from the Government have made it clear that as offices reopen, the responsibility for ensuring a safe workplace lies firmly with the employer. At CSM Live, we want to ensure there is clarity of why this is required, clear objectives of how it will be implemented and consistency in what will be delivered. On the face of it, the solutions are simple, however every workspace is different. They depend on a huge variety of practical matters:
To define the solution it is necessary to understand individual buildings and touchpoints. This includes assessing pedestrian flow, communal areas, desks, kitchens and bathrooms – all through a detailed scope in person or from plans.
Risk assessments need to be considered and Standard Operating Procedures needs to be defined, from guest sign in to delivery services, cleaning, security and fire evacuations.
This requires detailed workplace analysis, for example understanding seating arrangements and challenges such as shared equipment.
It is also imperative to contemplate how your staff will behave, what their concerns are and what their reactions might be, and how we can help you mitigate these.
There is a clear need for signage, and this should be on-brand, legal, informative, clear and practical.
Our three step approach ensures you are identifying the right requirements, at the right time and how to execute.
We have a deep understanding of how people move within a space, how to influence decisions and direct the flow of people. This expertise in graphics and wayfinding will enable our team to manage distancing issues.