What a COVID-19 vaccine means for reopening your office in 2021
Roll-out of the vaccine to the general public could come as early as April, and more likely into the summer for younger, low-risk individuals. Vaccines for children under the age of 12 are still in preliminary stages of research and development and are not expected to ship before the new school year. This creates somewhat of a “dream delayed” scenario for those wishing for a rapid return to normal life.
The complete guide to employee health screenings in the workplace
Your complete guide to what health screenings typically consist of, the benefits that come with it for your office, and how your company can get started with one today.
How my workplace pitch changed during COVID-19 as an Account Executive at Robin
Robin account executive, Nirvanna Lildharrie, walks through how she's seen the workplace conversation change since joining Robin in 2018 and her predictions for where she thinks workplace strategy is headed next.
A day in the office before and during COVID-19 with Robin and Openpath
With the help of a fellow workplace software partner, Openpath, we’re going to peel back the layers of change and think through what the workday looked like before and during COVID and outline how workplace teams have overcome new hurdles with the right tools.
Why a social distancing map should be part of your return to workplace plan
Social distancing maps are one of the best ways to get your office ready for people to come back in. With a map, people can easily see how they're supposed to interact with the office space and office admins can keep track of capacity and usage to maintain a safe workplace.
Learning from the workplace doctor: A conversation with Bertina Yen, MD, MPH, & VP of People
In this Q&A post, we cover Bertina’s thoughts from our recent webinar on topics ranging from crafting your unique reopening plans, getting started with a pilot program, supporting physical and psychological safety, and more. After all, it’s hard to find someone more qualified to speak about workplace planning during a global pandemic.
Contactless technology: A back-to-office essential
Our friends at Kisi live and breathe contactless technology. We leaned in on their expertise with this guest post as they walk through how they see touchless tools playing a key role as organizations transition their employees back into the workplace.
Making the most of your office floor plan during COVID-19
As companies rethink how their workplaces support how their people work in the wake of COVID-19, it's important to start at the foundation: their office floor plan. We walk through how office design has changed over time and how to get the most out of your floor plan today.
Social distancing at work: A long term, back-to-office strategy
Returning to the workplace will be a gradual re-entry. One of the key safety concerns to form a strategy around is social distancing at work. We came up with tips for employees and organizations alike to make keeping safely distant a sustainable part of every back-to-office game plan.
Office cleaning during COVID-19: Q&A with an expert
With companies prioritizing employee safety over everything, teams find themselves on an office cleaning learning curve. We teamed up with CEO and Co-founder of Onedesk to answer all of your cleaning questions.
Three approaches to going back to the office after COVID-19
The return to work will look different for every organization. We've seen a spectrum of approaches including already getting back in the office to a remote-first experience. What makes the most sense for your company?
Who’s on your return-to-office task force? You may be missing a key person
Who you have on your designated “Return Team” to manage the slow return to the office after COVID-19 is just as important as having a dedicated team at all. This post covers who needs to be involved and how responsibilities may change over time.
Best practices for social distancing in the workplace
Check out our best practices for social distancing in the workplace from change management guidelines to tips on reworking your floor plan to help keep your people safe and healthy while still giving them an outlet to work collaboratively.
Communication best practices for returning to the office after COVID-19
Employee apprehension will be high when it comes time to return to the office after COVID-19. The best way to combat that is through clear, predictable communication around high anxiety topics like physical distancing, interpersonal interactions, and remote work expectations.
Four-phase framework for returning to the office
As the response to COVID-19 continues to unfold across the country, one thing is certain: getting back into the office won’t happen as rapidly as getting out did. Based on the national and local guidelines, we mapped out a four-phased approach for returning to the office.
Tech execs weigh in on the workplace post-COVID-19
Mid-April our own leader Sam Dunn joined forces with CEO’s Eric Graham at CrowdComfort and Dan Ryan at VergeSense to share their perspectives on the workplace industry during this unprecedented time and help us all start tackling the new world of work.
Office safety checklist: Creating healthy spaces with an office cleaning plan
Whether engaging in maintenance cleaning, or CDC-advised disinfection for COVID-19, you’ll need the right equipment, a solid plan, and a team. This office cleaning checklist is the best first step to help create an office safety plan.
Preparing the office: Three priorities for companies returning after COVID-19
We brought workplace experts from different industries together to talk about strategies for returning to a post-COVID-19 office. While no two transitions will look exactly alike, listen to the three priorities that stood out across organizations in this video.
What “opening up America again” means for reopening the office
Yesterday the USA previewed the first national guidelines for how the return to office would unfold. They aren’t complete, but the themes emerging indicate companies will need to make big changes to how they operate for the mid-term.
Getting the office ready now for the return to work later
With their teams safely out of the office and plugged in remotely brings the opportunity for workplace teams to plan a smooth transition for when it comes time to go back to the office. Our team of workplace experts and virtual tools to map out new floor plans and seating arrangements are here to help.