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Back to the new normal? Re-thinking the future workplace after COVID-19
On Wednesday, 1 July 2020 AmCham EU organised an online event to discuss the future of the workplace and how organisations can best adapt to the changes brought forward by the pandemic. Guillaume Alvarez, Senior Vice-President EMEA, Steelcase; Andy Baldwin, Global Managing Partner, EY and Pastora Valero, Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Affairs EMEAR, Cisco Systems, Inc. shared their insights on how future workplaces will function in the future and how the pandemic will impact the way we work in the long run.
Leena Maria Linnus, Director-General for infrastructure and logistics, European Parliament spoke about how the Parliament has managed to continue its operations while guaranteeing the safety of its employees and elected representatives.
Overall, speakers agreed on the importance of building office spaces that promote inclusion, social interaction and team dynamics whicle concluding that remote working is likely here to stay and that organisations should adopt a human centric approach to the workplace.