Freedom struggle against Covid brings partition to offices

2020-05-25

Socially distanced work stations are just the basic change. Offices will transform into spaced out warrens, with plexiglass dividers and transparent hard plastic screen cubicles.

Mumbai | New Delhi: That Covid-19 would change offices was clear from the early days of the pandemic – but how much the once familiar workspace will change is becoming clearer only now.

Socially distanced work stationsare just the basic change. Offices will transform into spaced out warrens, with plexiglass dividers and transparent hard plastic screen cubicles. Walking corridors that allows one-way movement, doors that open automatically, anti-bacterial wall coatings, and fewer meeting spaces will be other likely features of post-Covid office.

Office space designers said there are several queries from corporate clients about partitioned furniture. Plexiglass or other types of non-porous dividers are also in demand, said Sameer Joshi, associate vice president, marketing (B2B), at Godrej Interio. Among those making changes are Dabur, Panasonic India, Tech Mahindra, RPG Group, Flipkart, Panasonic Life Solutions, Dalmia Cement, Myntra and Titan.

Foot-operated Washroom Doors
Flipkart-owned Myntra has put up partitions between each seat in its cafeteria and warehouse workstations. “Our workplace will be less open temporarily,” said a Myntra spokesperson. “In future, we may incorporate elements such as extra space, with modular furniture.”

Reference: ET Retail