Health scientists and mechanical engineers have started issuing recommendations to schools and businesses that wish to reopen.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given some suburban bank branches an unexpected new purpose – as alternative office spaces for staff reluctant to commute to big HQs in city centres.
Landlords are under intense pressure to retrofit, redesign and re-imagine their office properties.
Has the pandemic killed the office? No, say Diane Hoskins and Andy Cohen, co-CEOs of Gensler, the world’s largest architecture firm.
The No. 2 U.S. auto maker asks 30,000 employees to clear out their desks to make way for workplace revamp.
The technology could quickly become mainstream as employers grapple with how to encourage often wary staff to return safely to their offices.
The e-commerce giant is adding 3,500 employees in six major cities, including 2,000 jobs in New York.
Workers are returning to spaced-apart desks, daily questions about their health, closed break rooms and sanitizer everywhere.
Readers share their views on the tricky question of returning to the office, with many calling for a flexible new future.
People will still need places where they can come together, connect, build relationships, and develop their careers.
Employers who have a choice should keep in mind that the costs of WFH are high and may not be obvious.
The days of crowded collaboration spaces are long gone. What else is changing? Here’s a preview.
Britons are lagging Europe in the march back to the office, but the U.K.’s status as the standard-bearer for WFH could be hard to sustain.
Nervous about the possibility of going back to the workplace? Here’s what to take into consideration.
Spatial design has consequences: who we bump into and how easy it is to strike up a conversation.
As employers figure out how best to return workers to the office, tech companies are hoping that gadgets and software could help the process.
Banks are installing disinfectant UV lighting, upgraded air filtering systems, thermal scanners.
Experts from architecture and real-estate share what offices will look like in the future.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai emailed employees Monday to announce the plan
Projects take longer. Collaboration is harder. And training new workers is a struggle. ‘This is not going to be sustainable.’
Teams that don’t communicate. Market disruption. Unidentified logjams. Employee burnout. Lost efficiency
Many companies are realizing that their reopening plans from as recently as a few weeks ago are now too optimistic.
What impact is working from home having on productivity and creativity?
The movement for flexible work just kicked into overdrive, as almost every company just tried working from home in some capacity at the same time.
What will the workplace – and the market for office real estate – look like in the years ahead?
A week into New York’s second phase of post-lockdown re-opening, dozens of the companies with office space in one of the world’s most famous buildings are trying to figure out when, how - even whether - to come back.
Many claim their employees are hyper efficient while working from home. But there are social and emotional costs to ambition in isolation.
The virus isn’t simply a health crisis; it is also a design problem.
Amid COVID-19, many companies are rethinking what their offices will look like upon reopening — if, in fact, they do.
Temperature checks, desk shields and no public transit: The guidelines would remake office life. Some may decide it’s easier to keep employees at home.
The pandemic brought us more meetings, longer hours, and remote everything.
Coronavirus has shattered any separation between job and home that workers were clinging to—for many, an essential part of life is now missing
Companies, in adapting the workplace for Covid-19, are reversing a push to cram workers into tighter spaces
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Capital One and others are extending work-from-home policies to September and sometimes far beyond.
Employers plan new tools to measure office interactions and track workers’ health
As the COVID-19 crisis drags on, Appian is the latest to roll out a product that aims to help companies cope.
Many experts want the WFH workforce to stay put until a vaccine is approved. If you do head back, expect indoor masks, staggered schedules, small meetings, and the death of open-office plans.