Post-pandemic Workplace Design Survey: What’s Changing

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As we entered 2020, we were already living in a world of dizzying and constantly accelerating change, with the idea of the ‘workplace’ under extreme pressure. Since then, the global coronavirus pandemic has delivered a seismic shock to the concept, enforcing remote working and raising a host of unfamiliar questions about the future workplace.

Whether you’re an employer, a developer, an architect or a designer, to help provide the answers to your most pressing questions, we are curating a major new event called Workplace Wellbeing By Design.

This will take place on 7 October 2020 the day before the global workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing event Mad World Summit.

The agenda for the event is being put together by the renowned workplace design author, editor, mindful design expert and content director, Aidan Walker.

Aidan says: “Workplace Wellbeing by Design will be about design’s contribution to the humanisation and ‘compassionatisation’ of the office. Aside from dealing with as yet unknown but widely feared fallout on the commercial property industry, we are also looking at the employer’s – and the employee’s – responsibility for wellbeing. Plus a load of other good stuff”.

What’s keeping you awake at night?

To ensure the content of the event is as timely and relevant as possible, we want to understand: how the coronavirus pandemic is pushing forward notions of wellbeing and workplace design; and which workplace design issues are keeping you awake at night.

If you’re an architect or designer, could your approach to workplace wellbeing be the new differentiator that will win you work?

If you’re an employer, post-pandemic, how do you need to adapt your workspaces to protect employees’ physical and mental wellbeing?

If you’re a developer, with remote and home working set to stay, how do you need to adapt to meet employers’ fast-evolving space needs?

We’ll be answering all of these questions and many more.

Please take a few moments to complete the survey (it should take no longer than 5 minutes). All responses will be confidential and used purely for research purposes.

Courtesy of the survey’s sponsors, Obo, respondents who complete the survey and leave their contact details will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic Gustav Original.

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Anonymous insights from the research will be shared in a report and will also form the basis of a live discussion at Workplace Wellbeing by Design on 7th October.

Further details about the Workplace Wellbeing by Design event are at

About the author

Claire Farrow is the Global Director of Content and Programming for the Mad World and Make a Difference Summits. She also drives the content for Make A Difference News. Claire is on a mission to help every employer – large, medium and small – get the insight, inspiration and contacts they need to make real impact on workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing in their organisation. She has been freelance for more than 15 years. During that time, she has had the honour of working with many leading publishers, including the New York Times


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