Cushman & Wakefield has started a Recovery Readiness Task Force to lead the development of best practices, products and partnerships to prepare clients for post-Covid-19 recovery and the eventual return to the workplace.
The real estate firm has launched a new office design concept on its website, which showcases a new social distancing programme developed by the firm, and being piloted in The Netherlands.
John Forrester, president of Cushman & Wakefield and executive chair of the Recovery Readiness Task Force, said: “The virus will dictate when we can eventually return to places of work and commerce, but the time to prepare is now.”
“We’re mobilising our top thought leaders and experts, drawing on their experience in areas like workplace innovation and strategy, design and build, facilities management, commercial cleaning protocols, data and technology and research.”
He added: “We’re applying our learnings from Asia so our clients will be well-educated and prepared for the eventual return to the workplace.”
The task force will be releasing a toolkit with step-by-step protocols for tenants and landlords to use as they begin planning the transition back to the workplace.