The office probably feels a little different this year. As we get closer and closer to the holidays, something may feel off. 2020 has been quite the year for everyone. Big changes have presented big problems that require big solutions, and we've all had to adjust the way we work to accommodate for these changes and we need to talk about it.
It is no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic rages on. While prospects of a widespread vaccine become more and more of a reality, precautions are still an essential addition to the office. For current and detailed information about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the CDC website.
Whether you've been working from home since March, or you've been at the office, taking proper precautions to reduce the spread of infectious diseases, we have all going through this international crisis for over eight long months, and it hasn't been easy for anyone.
Usually around this time of the year, the mood at the office is jovial and warm as the approach of the holidays brings people together. Yet in 2020, we find empty cubicles, dusty conference tables, and abandoned water coolers. Seeing smiles behind a mask or a video call isn't quite the same, even if we've adjusted to accept it as the new normal.
It is important to stay positive where we can at the office. The weight of 2020 is heavy on the shoulders of every employee that has worked through it, and positivity is what helps make every day a little lighter. 'We're all in this together' has never been more relevant.
So, as the holidays grow nearer and nearer, I implore you to find ways to bring positivity to your workplace however you can. Think to yourself: How can I improve the lives of my employees or co-workers through gestures of positivity?
Change is most welcome during these difficult times. Whether you've been working at the office, or working from home, it is nice to look forward to something new when the pandemic finally passes to help mentally and physically move on from the difficulties in 2020.
It could be time to make some adjustments at the office to refresh the feel. Reconfigurations are becoming more and more popular to help give the office a more contemporary arrangement, even if you can't afford to replace all of the furniture.
As a post-COVID-19 world becomes more easily visualized, it is easy to imagine that reshaping the office to modernize the safety measures and levels of employee workplace satisfaction would be highly appreciated.
If you're interested in learning more about how to make some positive changes at your office, contact Office Furnishing Solutions, the premier office furniture dealer, manufacturer and services experts in the Midwest.
Whether you decide to make big positive changes at the office like a full furniture overhaul, or make small gestures of positivity to improve the days of others at the office this holiday season, remember to stay positive and look to the future. Better days are coming.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season from all of us at Office Furnishing Solutions.