The latest whitepaper by Dr John Sullivan, a recruitment and HR guru, predicts what the future of the workplace could look like.
The experts predictions echos some of the UK governments guidelines on allowing some businesses to reopen as the lockdown eases.
The draft government guidelines for easing the lockdown include staggering work shifts, maximising home working, physical screens, and changing workspace layouts and seating plans to promote social distancing.
The paper also warns financing these measure will be hard for those businesses that have already been struggling through this pandemic.
In his whitepaper published last week, entitled ‘The upcoming social distanced workplace will shock you’, US-based Dr John warns: ‘The required social space on the business side of many companies will mean that in many cases, fewer customers can be served. In other organisations, the general global business downturn will also mean radically reduced revenues.’
This means that a lot of business budgets will be severely reduced and finding the resources to fund the COVID-19 related changes would be a stressful time for many businesses.
Some of Dr John envisions are: