Rethink your office: seven scenarios for planning office space after the COVID-19 crisis.

By Franz Gurtner, 09.03.2021

As the working world progresses towards normality, not only (short-term) health policy hurdles need to be overcome, but sustainable developments in office design also need to be rethought. For while we are currently preoccupied with measures aimed at physical distancing because many people are returning to their workplace, companies will face many long-term changes, even after the corona epidemic has subsided. Wiesner-Hager is focusing intensively on the question of what the future path towards New Work might look like, and envisages seven important office work scenarios during and after the corona crisis:


1. Physical Distancing

Distance regulations and hygiene tools as short-term safety measures.


2. Remote Working

Working from any location as well as cloud collaboration are rapidly gaining in popularity.


3. Home Office

From the exception to the rule: mobile working from your office at home.


4. Hybrid Meetings

Seamlessly integrating participants into virtual meeting rooms.


5. New Room Arrangements

Co-working units, multimedia rooms and silent spaces are at the focus of office planning.


6. Activity-Based Working

Work increasingly takes place away from the classic desk.


7. Reduction of storage space

Digitalisation massively reduces the need for physical storage space.


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