Back to the office, but it’s nothing like the one we left in 2020
Companies worldwide are adapting their ventilation, layout and space requirements as people find they like working from home
London —Masked, desk-bound and unable to recognise their colleagues in an elevator, people are starting to return to offices in cities around the world where the pandemic is receding. Many will find their offices transformed, too.
In the challenge to make offices both coronavirus-safe and attractive places to work, firms have been experimenting with working arrangements and space while employees toiled at home. Some gave up floor space to adjust to less rigid schedules, others introduced movable walls to create flexible areas. Many installed safety innovations such as touchless lifts and worked to improve air quality...
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