Space Odyssey: As Employees Head Back to Offices, Companies Rethink Their Space
In the wake of the pandemic shutdown, employers are trying to determine what their office space needs are and will be, as some staff return to the workplace and others continue to work remotely while still others are embracing a hybrid working model. Lisa Whited, an advisor on workplace strategy based in Portland, predicts that most offices could function with 50% to 80% less space than in pre-pandemic times. Some companies are opting for smaller spaces with open spaces for collaboration. Others are investing in air filtration systems. The article highlights several Maine companies that are wrestling with these issues, including engineering firm Sewall, WEX Inc., Red Thread Maine, the Downeast Institute, Bangor Savings Bank, and Warp+Weft.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020, Work environment, Offices
Cordes, Renee, "Space Odyssey: As Employees Head Back to Offices, Companies Rethink Their Space" (2021). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 7782.