Real Estate, Remote Work & Return Readiness
In order to support the bay area workforce, Summit CM has put together a summary of the most actionable and relevant COVID related items for construction and workplace professionals. This week’s digest will focus on:
Real Estate vs. Remote Work
Preparing To Return: Checklists, Seating Software, and Signage
Webinars we’re looking forward to this week
Feel free to respond to this letter to ask questions or request clarification for how these policies might affect your organization.
REAL ESTATE VS. REMOTE WORK: While tech giants promote remote work large deals close in NYC & VA
While Twitter and Square announce permanent WFH policies, other tech giants including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple reconsider what policies will work in the future. Who is willing to take a paycut and work from home? “The New Work From Home Policies” article takes a look at what might come next.
In the midst of work from home statements, Facebook is close to leasing 740,000 SF of offices space at the Farley Post office in NYC and Microsoft is expanding to 421,000 SF in Reston, VA outside Washington DC.
Gensler’s 2020 Workplace Survey and Cushman Wakefileds Survey on remote work show for the majority of employees, fully remote work simply isn’t a long-term option. Randy Howder, Gensler's Managing Director in San Francisco, makes a valid argument for how the death of the workplace has been greatly exaggerated.
PREPARING TO RETURN: Resource to help prepare companies return to the workplace
Checklists and Change Management Plans:
JLL’s checklists 10 Focus Areas for Workplace Re-Entry
Cushman Wakefield’s Recovery Readiness guides and best practice.
CBRE’s: Now and later furniture solutions, “COVID 19 AND THE FUTURE OF FURNITURE”
Space Planning Software - Manage employee traffic with a platforms such as:
Signage - Send the right message to your people:
Gensler Tips for Signage and Wayfinding
Confidence Signage: Signage designed to bring Confidence back to your (work)place.
Interface: Consider Carpet as Signage
WEBINARS WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK
M. Moser - Evolving design and emerging from disruption. Description: Why the office still matters
Wednesday, June 10 9:00 – 10:00am PST
Additionally, Team Summit is focusing time on…
Book Club: Emotional Intelligence Leadership Presence: How to build the charisma, confidence, and decisiveness that top leaders project. Question: How does Emotional Intelligence change when interacting remotely?
Recipe and Cocktail of the Week: Super easy blueberry muffin recipe and Hotel Nacional: The signature drink at Havana’s historic Hotel Nacional mixes pineapple juice and apricot liqueur for a cocktail that’s smooth, fragrant and big on tropical flavor.