Work in the post COVID-19 era

How can we adapt work and social environments to new sanitary and hygienic conditions, strike a balance between remote working and the traditional office setting, and guarantee health and safety in co-working and leisure spaces? These are just some of the issues that we are most concerned with when we talk about "getting back to the new normal".

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First step

The transformation we've been experiencing in the day-to-day lives of companies, workers, and individuals has revealed a process of social change that has only just begun. Remote working, driven by the current health crisis, is the first step of a profound reshaping of work models and, consequently, the spaces that house them. 

Open spaces that, until recently, were filled with people, are now occupied by individual workstations that respect the minimum safety distance; meeting rooms, events or conferences now limit the number of people in them or have been reconverted into "safe" operating areas are just a few examples of the transformations that are taking place.
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A distance

A minimum distance of 2 metres between workers, reduced capacity, ecological awareness, digital transformation, ergonomic furniture, self-supporting protective panels, antibacterial materials, and flexible and versatile spaces are just some of the key concepts for these reinvented workplaces. 

There are also action protocols that make it easier for workers to maintain their personal hygiene and that of their workplace, signage that guarantees safe movement throughout the facilities and significant implementation of technology, with body temperature control cameras and sensors that reduce the need to touch things in shared areas such as lifts or bathrooms.

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