May 28, 2020 by Mariness Didulo Article COVID-19
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As the nation is preparing to return to the workplace, we gathered a few articles, checklists, and one-sheets to consider. This is an ongoing practice management adjustment and evolution. Here are three main topics to consider when planning to return to your practice, bringing staff back to work, and evolving to the new norm.

1 – Planning for the Return to the Workplace

  • Occupiers and landlords should give serious consideration to new levels of service, materials, and activities necessary to facilitate a return to the workplace
  • Leverage the CBRE Procurement Planning Checklist for planning
  • Examples of areas which may require advanced sourcing activities and increased funding include:
    • – Enhanced cleaning
    • – Introduction of new access protocols and related supplies and services (e.g., temperature screening services, signage)
    • – Increased quantities of supplies such as hand sanitizers, wipes, gloves, face coverings
    • – Reconfiguration of work environments and associated technology and equipment
    • – Utilization tracking technologies
    • – Installation of touchless technologies
    • – Employee support packages
    • – Change of shift patterns for elongated occupancy

2 – Bringing Staff Back to Work

  • Work with key stakeholders to define modifications to the workplace and services that impact supply chain
  • Conduct strategic sourcing of new and/or revised services, operations, and products
  • Take inventory, assess demand, and place orders for critical materials (hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Issue return-to-work communications to suppliers • Contact key suppliers to negotiate revised service levels and pricing
  • Review SLAs for reactive works where social distancing or COVID spread could be impacted
  • Quantify the impact of supplier service level changes to annual FM budget

3 – Evolving to the New Norm

  • Develop a process or use technology to track inventory of critical supplies and sustain replenishment – review critical spares based on changing lockdown/manufacturer and transport of key components
  • Set up process with stakeholders to evaluate new or revised services and modify as needed
  • Capture facility reconfiguration requirements (i.e., elevators, food service, office furniture, touchless technology)
  • Conduct sourcing events as needed to meet new facility requirements
  • Enhance partnership and solution development with key suppliers
  • Develop equipment and furniture redeployment and disposal strategy
  • Monitor financial risks of key suppliers and develop contingency plans

While considering the three topics above, download this helpful checklist returning back to your practice and bringing employees back to work: Workplace Occupancy Checklist

 

This article and checklist were developed from CBRE’s Reopening The World’s Workplaces Covid-19 Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Executive Playbook with resources from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (and similar global organizations), public health experts, industrial hygienists, and global subject matter experts across CBRE and our strategic suppliers.

ChiroTouch provides this information with the understanding that authors or speakers are not experts in finance, regulatory policy or law. ChiroTouch shares this information to the best of our knowledge and experience. The information is subject to change as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.

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