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  • How might uncertainty and activism reshape office environments?
  • How might uncertainty and activism reshape office environments?
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What constitutes a safe workplace?

As businesses reopen post-lockdown, employers have a greater responsibility than ever to look after employees’ health. At the same time, the BLM protests have honed people’s attention on the effects of systemic racism. So, how might the events of 2020 redefine ideas of a safe workplace?

Location United Kingdom

The working lives of people across the UK have been transformed by COVID-19. A quarter of businesses had temporarily closed as of mid-April 2020 and 38% of workers were operating exclusively from home a month later, while a further 23% had been furloughed. [1][2] The easing of lockdown measures signals a slow return to normality – but day-to-day life will still revolve around social distancing and hygiene for the near future at least. Although non-essential workplaces are preparing to restart over the summer, they’ll likely have to address employees’ numerous fears. An Ipsos poll carried out ...



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