Throughout Autumn the CAMA Workspace team have been busy supporting our customers with the redesign and clearing of office space to enable workers to safely return to the office.
A recent Wired article illustrates how the post-Covid office will be the opposite of open and free-flowing. It will offer isolation … and, in a sharp reversal of prevailing trends, assigned spaces to each employee.
“Many companies’ first response to social distancing requirements was to order Plexiglas screens and hand sanitiser … This, though, is clearly not a particularly sustainable or design-conscious way of tackling the problem”*
Many of our forward thinking clients are spending time redesigning their office spaces, particularly communal areas – to ensure that their teams can work safely.
What does this mean for relocation, logistics and storage?
Our services are now needed more than ever.
The Workspace team here at CAMA are currently working with a prestigious tech company – with the collection and storage of furniture from their four different sites across London.
All their breakout furniture and the majority of their operator chairs were collected for storage and possible reuse. This was to allow floors and offices to be reopened for limited numbers of staff to return to the workplace.
During the removal, one of the offices still contained a high number of personal items and files on people’s desks. This needed to be dealt with sensitively but also securely – to ensure the office could reopen quickly, but individual’s possessions were not mislaid.
The CAMA workspace team packed everything securely and safely and each item was photographed and logged into our online asset management software. This has enabled our client to recall individual boxes back, when staff members request their items.
Richard Wootton, Project Manager at CAMA Workspace explains: “The beauty of this integrated service is that all items can be organised remotely through our cloud based asset management software, from collection to delivery and when items are no longer needed, through to our dedicated sustainability service.
The CAMA team are keen for items not to remain in storage indefinitely – we discuss exit strategy and plans with clients when items come to us. What can be reused, shared or donated to the community? It’s important that when companies are redesigning their workspace they have in mind where they would like unwanted furniture to end up”
Take a look at our video – how asset management software can help with your removal, reuse and recycling needs.
Call us on 020 8526 8030 or email us at email@example.com to find out more.
*You can read the full Wired article here: How companies should be redesigning offices for a post-pandemic world
* Image credit Iwan Baan