As the world learns to live and work in the new normal, most businesses are faced with the challenge of coming up with a strategy to ease the anxiety that comes with office re-entry. According to Swinburne University survey, only 5 percent of workers want to return to the workplace.
This is in contrast with the notion that more companies recognize the inevitability of the eventual return to a physical space for smoother conduct of business. Certain landlords have taken to heart the need to provide a safer workplace to meet the needs of employees.
Here is a rundown of characteristics to consider when locating to an office space amid the pandemic:
- People first
Study shows that satisfying employee wellness and security should be the biggest priority through its amenities and design. Not only with this assist in recruit quality personnel but it will also allow for better productivity, and improve talent retention
In Cebu, JEG Tower @ One Acacia built with the people in mind, providing workspaces equipped with a state-of-the-art heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that matches with a filtration layer to reduce the risk of viral transmission. It also keeps the environment conducive for work by allowing for natural light and ensuring the green amenities such as pocket gardens and the green roof are available for use.
- Maximized automation, building technology
A sense of security in the workplace proves to be vital in any re-entry strategy. Reducing health risks or disease susceptibility can be implemented by leveraging technology and automation. Contact tracing activities for buildings or workplaces are also made possible through certain systems or tools that can assist in the overall management and monitoring of spaces.
JEG Tower @ One Acacia has converted its main entryways to automatic sliding doors to make it contactless. The building also stationed hands-free standing and desk temperature scanners to ensure the fitness of each employee or guest entering the premises.
More importantly, its Destination-Oriented Assignment System elevators do not only manage crowds, boost building security, but also assists in easier tracing or monitoring of foot traffic in the building.
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- Green Accreditation
The push for sustainability is a beneficial boost in pursuing occupant safety and health. Before the pandemic, green accredited estates have already been known to be built to the highest of standards to deliver not only the best workplaces but also to ensure environmental and physical health.
In the Philippines, JEG Tower @ One Acacia is given the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) pre-certified Silver accreditation. The premier office and commercial tower is also recognized as the Best Commercial Green Development of 2020 in the 8th PropertyGuru Philippine Property Awards. It is also highly commended in the Best Office Development category.
Beyond disease prevention and health protection, the new normal workplace must now take on a more holistic and integrated approach that takes the work process and hazard prevention into account. This approach allows for the implementation of measures to help promote healthier work environments equipped to cater to its occupants, improve the experience, and go above project standards.
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