08 Oct Beyond What’s Next: Design Implications of the Pandemic
Beyond What’s Next: Design Implications of the Pandemic
In Interiors+Sources featured October article,”Beyond What’s Next: Design Implications of the Pandemic,” Jackie Wheat notes that almost all forecasts for the future see at least a hybrid model of work split between offices, neighborhood hubs, third places, and home!
“This is the first long-term implication of the pandemic, and it is worth noting that the COVID-19 outbreak rather than being the cause of this change is really an accelerator. The idea of employee choice in when and where work happens, the accommodation of activity-based work settings, and the advent of workplaces that integrate employee experience with organizational productivity are standing ideas of workplace design in recent years; now they take center stage.” – Jackie Wheat
Wheat shares 6 broad themes that characterize the pandemic’s long-term effects on the workplace:
- Use disruption as your ally.
- Solve for the whole person.
- Practice resilience.
- Embrace technology.
- Amplify collaboration.
- Shepherd every dollar.