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5 Office Design Ideas in a Post-Pandemic Workplace

It’s safe to say that the pandemic has taught and given us new habits of protecting ourselves and our health. Here are some ideas for your office design to help you do just that:

#1: Having desk barriers and “sneeze guards”

Gone are the days when employees can sit close next to each other for hours. Now, it’s common practice to instil social distancing among associates and to have barriers in between workers, which can help lessen the risk of contracting the virus. Having barriers or cubicles will now be common work set-ups, as well as having sneeze guards in the middle of every desk. They don’t cost much and are able to protect staff and customers against bacteria and virus transmission through physical contact, coughing or sneezing.

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#2: Emergence of limited collaborative spaces

We all know how important brainstorming and collaboration is at work. In fact, before the pandemic, it was common practice for teams to huddle together and throw ideas at each for hours.

But now, having short meetings in big, open spaces will be a thing. It will be best to have everyone seated with enough space from each other. In cases like this, long couches and long tables will be perfect, allowing one seat apart rules to be implemented.

Photo source: Sheldon Commercial Interiors for Thinktank in North Sydney

#3: Sanitation areas and hygienic tools in the workplace

It will be a good idea to have offices built with easy-to-clean and germ/virus-resistant materials and furniture, as well as air purifiers, disinfectant sprays, wipes, and lights, etc. This should be one of the top priorities when designing your workplace.

You must take into account how to best maintain the cleanliness of the workplace. Bathrooms should always have toilet paper, soap and hand sanitizers. Every part of the office should be a few steps away from sanitation areas in order to keep everyone and everything free from germs, bacteria, and viruses.

#4: Open, Green Space

Another way to prevent the spread of a virus within the workplace is to allow the continuous flow of fresh air from outside. Air purifiers can only do so much, but allowing air in is the best way for everyone to breath healthily.

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#5: Touchless switches and tools

Another solution to preventing the spread of a virus is by eliminating the need to touch switches and communal tools and replacing them with no-touch or motion/voice-activated ones. Light switches can be replaced by motion sensors, and the use of scanners, instead of fingerprint readers, for when employees clock in and out of work.


All of these are simple ways to help stop the further spread of a contagious virus in an office setting.

Note that if it’s possible to continue working from home, do so, and to only come back to an office setting when needed or required to.

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