Employers today face a dilemma whose terms are constantly changing as the virus mutates. Some organisations have opted for a return to pre-virus working arrangements, others welcome hybrid working as the new norm, and still others have decided to allow employees to work from home indefinitely.
To encourage employees to return to the office, employers will need to offer much more mental and physical health support, and make wellbeing a central aspect of the workplace.
And with the post-Covid acceptance of hybrid as the new norm, this reduces the amount of traditional office space, and increases the amount of
collaborative space to support positive interaction.
I believe that this new 2021 Edition of Workspace Expo (Paris, 5, 6, 7 October 2021): Europe’s leading annual tradeshow for workspace design, furniture and furnishings, is the place to be for decision-makers to discuss, reflect, and learn how to rewrite, reorganise and re-humanise their world of work alongside exhibitors ready to support and accompany them in these new ways of working.
This issue of Ergonoma Journal is mainly dedicated to this event.