I love the quote in this article from the Harvard Business Review about employees interviewing us and our buildings. It's a thought provoking way to look at how we configure our offices on a return to work.
I'm sure many business owners will be considering distributing PPE (if any can be found), working out social distancing measures (tape on the floor and perspex screens) and perhaps alternating teams WFH. It's an excellent opportunity to look at all the other things that make for a healthy workplace - natural light, healthy air flow, clean carpets, less dust - all of which contribute to sick days amongst employees and colleagues. Our use of office space is about to dramatically change and the future stars businesses wish to recruit and retain will become much more discerning about employers and the space they occupy.
Further, consider the talent you will want to attract in a post-Covid-19 world. Today, businesses need to understand that prospective hires will not just be interviewing you, they will be interviewing your buildings. And you can be sure that future employees will be paying close attention.