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Planning Your Back-to-the-Office Strategy

 

As we enter the post-COVID-19 era, Gartner predicts almost half of employees will work from home, and executives in the McKinsey survey expect that employees will only need to be onsite between one and four days a week. This creates a hybrid office model that blends a workforce of employees working part of the week in the office and the other part from home, others working full time in the office, and still others working remotely, full time. Additionally, there will be lingering concerns around social distancing, air quality and cleanliness in the workplace, as well as coworkers' health status for those who spend time in the office. Despite all this, the need for in-person collaboration to drive creativity and team building will remain. The office we get back to will not be the one we left, and it will require new strategies, mindsets and technology solutions that ensure long-term sustainable success.  

Getting Back to the Office of the Future

The way we think about germs, contact, and the ability to transmit disease has been altered, and that increased cognizance means the office space itself must change. Convenience and a less-touch experience go far beyond the printer and today's office is smarter than ever. Read about some of the new touchless measures that could be put in place to get back to the office of the future.