Offices of the future to become all-in-one business hubs
Gavin Bonner for Property Forum
Some companies have seen slight increases in the productivity of employees working remotely since the pandemic, which fueled the idea that most employees can continue to work from anywhere since they can be just as productive as working from the office. But there is a contradiction here: on a global scale, more and more people worked and lived under stressful conditions in the last year and a half.
Wind of change. Sustainability trends for the post-pandemic world
Gavin Bonner for The Diplomat
The market and various calculation tools measure economic efficiency, the social balance sheet is drawn up together with employee representatives, and environmental issues often become integrated into the management system. Each of these pillars is considered daily by companies.
Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office
Kate Connolly, The Guardian about Building H3 in West Gate
Entering H3, a five-storey building in a western neighbourhood of the Romanian capital, is like learning the steps to a new dance. A flick of the wrist opens the door, and a red line marks the spot at which to stand from where a thermal body camera 2 metres away scans arrivals for signs of fever.
Business leaders must act fast to ease office-return fears
Liviu Tudor for Property Week
While a proposed return to the office and wider opening of hospitality venues has been deemed a hugely positive step for property stakeholders, it is one that bears obvious and immediate challenges as the UK public remain cautious about a so-called return to ‘normal’ livelihood procedures.
Radio interview - return to office
Liviu Tudor for Times Radio
We need to create healthy buildings for people and redesign the offices to regain their trust in coming back to offices. This is why we created the IMMUNE Building Standard™. Listen to the full interview for Times Radio in the context of returning to the office safely.
Hybrid work prioritizes the employee experience
Ștefan Tudos for Nine O'Clock
One of the many advantages of hybrid work is that it matches other working methods, such as flex office, coworking, nomadism, smart office, or the increasingly appealing digital workplace. Therefore, the “hybrid employee” does not necessarily have an office of their own on their company’s premises.
Forget going back to business as usual. The future of work will be the new normal
Gavin Bonner for Business Review
Nostalgia about the “good old times” is a normal psychological coping mechanism in the face of a puzzling present that puts a lot of pressure for change moving forward. But the truth is that there’s no going back to the pre-pandemic normal exactly as we knew it.
City Centre Recovery Requires The Reopening Of Offices… But We Must Address Employee Reservations
Liviu Tudor for CEO Today
In this op-ed, Mr Liviu Tudor tells CEO Today that the recovery of city centres and the economy relies on a return to the office but warns that businesses must prioritise their employees’ safety and well-being in doing so.