The future of working environments: organization, real-estate strategies and planning /
Director of the Agency Department, Savills France
Workspace density will therefore have to be reviewed. Until now, the NF X 35-102 standard recommended a minimum space of 10 m2 for a single person, 11 m2 per person in a shared office and 15 m2 per person in a noisy shared space.
If employees work more from home, then the office could be viewed as a living space rather than a workplace, and be focused more on interactive work and sharing. It also has high symbolic value, reflecting a company’s values and identity. This key aspect could be enhanced.
Antibacterial surfaces could become the norm. There are several types, including antibacterial surfaces and worktops such as Sanitized©, antibacterial and washable fabric coverings such as Silvertex©, and floor-disinfection systems such as Ramsol.