After reflection, the project team decided that - when Olympus employees return to the office - the original vision and design concepts were still ultimately aligned with the strategic vision for the business. Embracing collaboration, employees will primarily come into the office to collaborate in a safe and spacious environment, with options for distanced focus work in a variety of ways.
While the building layout didn’t change much, many COVID-safe measures were implemented. Specifically, workstations - all sit/stand desks - now have extended barriers attached to the desktop, so if a person decides to stand while working, that barrier will rise up with the rest of the desk. Additionally, rolling white boards at each workstation will act as a portable barrier between the back-to-back desks. If an employee’s “cube buddy” isn’t in the office, that white board can be rolled away to create more space for that person. However, should both employees be in the office, the white board will be the barrier that ensures six feet of separation.