COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Resources provided to help facility managers during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Tracking the Global Return to Work

with the FM:Systems Workplace Reopening Tracker

Many organizations around the world have moved from the strategic phase of planning the return to the office into the tactical phase of preparing workplaces for their return. The question is, when will we see the return happening?

FM:Systems has been actively reviewing millions of square feet of this data as well as room booking trends from hundreds of organizations in an effort to understand how the spread of COVID-19 has impacted the utilization of real-estate globally.

The Road to a Safer Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic caught most organizations by surprise, and few were prepared with pandemic plans. As authorities around the world now prepare to loosen restrictions, it’s time to plan for the next phase, i.e. how your organization can successfully return to the workplace.

Employers will clearly need to be flexible as they move forward, and each will make their own decisions about their plans and schedule for recalling employees. Organizations and employees must be confident that the buildings offer a safe environment that is compliant with regulations.

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The Hybrid Workplace of the Future

Reimagining the Office After the Pandemic

The massive work-from-home experiment that the world undertook, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, proved that people can work remotely. When the pandemic eventually ends though, it is likely that the office we return to will not be the office we left. Instead we are likely to see a new hybrid workplace that combines part-time remote working and office space designed for effective collaboration.

Understanding and utilizing agile workspace will be a key element to creating the new blended workplace of future. This e-book explores what the new normal might look like and how the office might be re-imagined.

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The Future of the Workplace

Prioritizing People Over Place

This necessity of creating a safe workplace will create a greater emphasis on prioritizing “people” over “place” in the workplace. Key performance indicators (KPIs) will become even more people-centric than before. Factors to consider when creating your safe workplace:

  • Social distancing compliance
  • Workspace density
  • Sanitization process
  • Fixed asset management
  • Environmental quality
  • Hoteling process
  • Contamination response plan

Creating a Safe Workplace with Technology

Preparing a building for re-entry after a pandemic requires careful consideration and preparation of aspects that impact health and well-being of occupants. In a time of pandemic, this preparation includes but goes beyond traditional pre-return building risk assessments. Here are 5 areas of focus when creating your re-entry plan:

More COVID-19 Resources

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US, Europe & UK Government Resources for COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources relating to facilities including pandemic planning resources for Facilities Management as well as global and federal information, situation updates, and guidance

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