Wind of change. Sustainability trends for the post-pandemic world
Gavin Bonner for The Diplomat
The market and various calculation tools measure economic efficiency, the social balance sheet is drawn up together with employee representatives, and environmental issues often become integrated into the management system. Each of these pillars is considered daily by companies.
Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office
Kate Connolly, The Guardian about Building H3 in West Gate
Entering H3, a five-storey building in a western neighbourhood of the Romanian capital, is like learning the steps to a new dance. A flick of the wrist opens the door, and a red line marks the spot at which to stand from where a thermal body camera 2 metres away scans arrivals for signs of fever.
Business leaders must act fast to ease office-return fears
Liviu Tudor for Property Week
While a proposed return to the office and wider opening of hospitality venues has been deemed a hugely positive step for property stakeholders, it is one that bears obvious and immediate challenges as the UK public remain cautious about a so-called return to ‘normal’ livelihood procedures.
Radio interview - return to office
Liviu Tudor for Times Radio
We need to create healthy buildings for people and redesign the offices to regain their trust in coming back to offices. This is why we created the IMMUNE Building Standard™. Listen to the full interview for Times Radio in the context of returning to the office safely.
Hybrid work prioritizes the employee experience
Ștefan Tudos for Nine O'Clock
One of the many advantages of hybrid work is that it matches other working methods, such as flex office, coworking, nomadism, smart office, or the increasingly appealing digital workplace. Therefore, the “hybrid employee” does not necessarily have an office of their own on their company’s premises.
Forget going back to business as usual. The future of work will be the new normal
Gavin Bonner for Business Review
Nostalgia about the “good old times” is a normal psychological coping mechanism in the face of a puzzling present that puts a lot of pressure for change moving forward. But the truth is that there’s no going back to the pre-pandemic normal exactly as we knew it.
City Centre Recovery Requires The Reopening Of Offices… But We Must Address Employee Reservations
Liviu Tudor for CEO Today
In this op-ed, Mr Liviu Tudor tells CEO Today that the recovery of city centres and the economy relies on a return to the office but warns that businesses must prioritise their employees’ safety and well-being in doing so.
Healthy buildings will want to make people return to the office
Dr. Darren Allen for Property Forum
With the hybrid model taking shape and employees slowly returning to the workplace in different scenarios, companies are looking to deploy frameworks for the healthy way of working of the future and some are already considering health performance indicators to confirm they are on the right track.
Indoor air quality matters now more than ever
Dr. Darren Allen for Property Forum
Some of the shortcomings of poor indoor air quality are already known. Research conducted by air quality authorities all over the world have shown time and again that indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air and that effects on people can be significant.
What strategies will office tenants adapt to minimise risk?
Gavin Bonner for Property Forum
COVID-19 has fundamentally challenged and modified the way the global workforce interacts, socializes, and collaborates. Flexible working practices, including working from home, have been heavily adopted as the recent pandemic has forced a trial run of remote working for industries, businesses, and individuals across the entire world.
The new hybrid world puts pressure on leaders to reinvent themselves
Liviu Tudor for Business Review
Covid-19 didn’t just change the environments we work in, pushing the hybrid work model into overdrive, but it redesigned the core fundamentals of how we work and the skills we need to succeed, changing the leadership role in the process.
Remote working: the good, the bad and the challenges
Gavin Bonner, VP for The Diplomat
While the assumption that people in general and especially Gen Z would easily adjust to the transition to remote working, multiple studies have actually indicated otherwise. Research shows that most of us experienced major challenges during this shift, particularly in terms of productivity, mental health, skill development and team cohesion.