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Wellness in the New Workplace - By Anna Zappia

Bene Box by Teknion is a modular furniture system made up
of simple cubes. The collection makes it possible to create desks,
tables, benches, and more in a variety of configurations.

Clean Environments

(Image: Teknion)

Cleanliness is perhaps the greatest concern as we begin to
file back into spaces that have been unused for several months.
Corporations also are thinking about the protocols they'll be
using in 2020 and beyond. "We're going to see a lot more
clean-desk policies because crews are typically told not to clean
the assigned desks. Sensors and monitors that can tell us
who's been in a space, and then can alert the cleaning staff,
will be common," Sargent notes.
Employees will even take some of the cleaning into their own
hands to feel safer, but that doesn't mean they want the office
to be ultrasterile or too closed off, which creates a sense of
fear and promotes the idea of illness. "When there's a vaccine,
nobody is going to want a psychological reminder of COVID.
We're not going to want to see all of these barriers between
everyone," Verbeek explains.
Sargent agrees, and notes that some supplies or furniture will
be tucked away. She adds that janitors and cleaning crews
will be less visible so that workers don't relive the trauma of
coronavirus. "You might have special nighttime cleaning crews
that are not there during the day, for the psychological effect,"
she says. "We just don't want to be reminded."

Spaces for privacy and seclusion, like these in an
office design by Kasian, will factor largely in the
new workplace. The soothing palette and lighting
assortment lend a more calming, residential feel.
(Image: AIan Chakota)

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