This crisis is going to introduce some brand-new challenges, but it will also be the catalyst for change that was already bubbling and threatening to surface
William Johnston Senior director, WSP in Canada
When we can work anywhere, we go to work for social interaction with others
Jeremy Myerson Director, WORKTECH Academy
Without knowing what people’s experience has been at home, we don’t know what their expectation will be in terms of continuing to do some work from home, nor how their expectation towards the office may have changed when they come back
Peggie Rothe Chief insights & research officer, Leesman
The way that an organization behaves now will have an impact on whether that organization is thriving in a year or two’s time,” she says. “Those that come out strongest will be the ones that truly listen to the needs, preferences and experiences of individuals and work to meet them
Petrina Carmody Organizational psychologist and principal consultant, Great Place To Work UK
What we shouldn’t do is go back to how everything was. We’ve been handed a really unique, once-in-a-decade or maybe even once-in-a-career opportunity to think about what we really want the office to be, and about how we create spaces that are human-centric. If we end up going backwards, we’ll be doing everyone a disservice
Kay Sargent Director of HOK’s global WorkPlace practice, HOK
One thing we’ve been doing at our office a lot lately, if we have a meeting where we’re just looking to brainstorm and we don’t need to be taking notes furiously, we’ll walk outside. It’s a great way to get fresh air and it definitely gets the creative juices flowing
Nicole Hammer Smart + connected building strategist, WSP USA