Health & Safety Accommodations Highly Valued as Offices Re-Open
Montclair, NJ, October 4, 2021-The McMorrow Reports discusses the balance corporations must strike as they welcome employees back to the office, yet also support them in hybrid work.
“Most buildings and tenants are highly prepared to welcome employees back to the office, having developed plans and outfitted their buildings to ensure safety, comfort and well-being while accommodating the growing demand for remote work opportunities that provide the flexibility to recruit and retain talent,” says The McMorrow Reports. “At the same time, large numbers of employees lack access to stable high-speed internet service at home, creating a paradox as companies navigate the new normal in a post-COVID world.”
The survey was completed by Blue Skyre IBE along with Peter S. Kimmel & Associates, recently partnered with the Counselors of Real Estate, International Facility Management Association, Institute of Real Estate Management and International WELL Building Institute.
Those surveyed reported as follows,
* Safety, health and wellbeing of employees, occupants and visitors: 86% very/extremely important; 3% not very/not at all important
* Smooth workflow by deploying a technology for efficient operations (smart building technology, communications equipment, etc…): 75% very/extremely important; 6% not very/not at all important
* Cost to protect the building/office space and its occupants (HVAC, PPE; space reconfiguration): 71% very/extremely important; 14% not very/not at all important
* Timeliness to complete building improvements for the safety, health and wellbeing of occupants: 71% very/extremely important; 12% not very/not at all important
* Return the building/office space to pre-pandemic occupancy density: 64% very/extremely important; 14% not very/not at all important