It will affect office design as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of American lives. When it comes to offices, traditional design seems to have become a thing of the past. But, post-COVID-19, there could be unique and creative office designs making their ways into offices everywhere. Here are some of the post-COVID-19 office design trends that might take over your office space.
Prioritizing Social Distancing
Workstations are made to keep people safe and secure. Many — if not all — office spaces will have to reinvent how they use the space and its design. Entirely upending peoples’ workstations is where it starts. The reality is that making sure people have the proper social distance between themselves and their co-workers will be a massive priority for office managers everywhere. As a result, new office spaces will want to incorporate new layouts moving forward and investing their money into a new office design in general.
Open Floor Plans Will Still Be Here
There is no doubt about it — open floor plans are here to stay and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Open floor plans tend to be some of the easiest to clean. These open spaces are great in a post-COVID-19 world. As a result, while many open floor plans may not be perfect, finding the right one and re-designing your office space to confirm the best open floor space can provide your employees with the reassurance they want when they return to life after the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Very Heightened Focus On Furniture
More focus will be placed on furniture, appliances, and finishes. Post-COVID, offices will come to places where people will be spending most of their time. As a result, having innovative appliances will become the norm.
Increase Of Small Conference Rooms
As times evolve and continue to change, post-COVID-19 is a world where small conference rooms will run rampant. In fact, with more employers extending their flexible working environments indefinitely, many will transition to a small conference room environment instead. Embracing small conference rooms is a great way to incorporate new and innovative office designs in a world post-COVID-19.
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