Colliers International, a leading advisory company on the commercial real estate market, has launched the new Back to Work Navigator service. It is aimed to assist tenants and property managers planning their employees’ return to office buildings after a period of strict regulations associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. With the new service, they will receive a recommendation from Colliers International’s experts within 48 hours, advising on what solutions will ensure safer work in the office.
Colliers has established that in most corporate offices only 40-50 percent of desk spaces will be usable initially when staff return to the office, because social distancing measures will be expected to continue for the next few months. This means that unless significant changes are made to layout and office design, many people will have to remain working remotely for the foreseeable future.
“For responsible employers, the health and well-being of their employees will be a priority when planning a return to the office. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure proper preparation of the work environment – both the space and the rules and procedures in force. Employers must adapt the office layout and mark the space accordingly, to allow a safe distance between employees. Equally important is the proper deployment of personal protective equipment and clear, multi-channel communication that will help employees form new habits,” Dorota Osiecka, director of Workplace Innovation in Colliers International Poland, said.