COVID-19 has had a significant impact to workplace change. A trend towards more remote working, distributed teams, and virtual interactions and communication has become the new normal, almost overnight.
Whilst organisations drawing up new workplace plans to keep colleagues safe, for many it is still unclear what their workplace will look like. With the pandemic removing the ability to be in close proximity with each other, and with social distancing suggested to be in place until, at least, the end of 2020 or beyond, we know for sure that the workplace will have to adapt. We know that the “new normal” will be very different to workplace they left just a few months ago. The most visible differences will be the essential, practical workplace changes that are necessary for businesses to comply with government guidelines and maintain their duty of care to staff.