Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield launched the Recovery Readiness Task Force (RRTF) in April of 2020 to lead the development of best practices, products, and partnerships to prepare clients for post-pandemic recovery and the eventual return to the workplace. Drawing on innovative strategies for design, construction, facilities management, and commercial cleaning protocols, the task force will offer a toolkit with step-by-step protocols for tenants and landlords to use as they begin planning the transition back to the workplace. This effort will build on best practices from Cushman & Wakefield’s experience in China, where the firm is already moving 10,000 companies and nearly a million workers back into more than 1,000 buildings through a joint venture with Vanke Service.
Additionally, the company has developed a new office design concept called Six Feet Office that supports social distancing in the workplace. Currently being piloted in the Netherlands, the methodology includes visually displayed foot traffic routes that are unique to each facility, clear shields between workstations, and rules of conduct that place employee health and safety at the forefront of office culture.