Billy Xiong Implies: Moving with the times: Adapting to the ‘new normal’

Moving with the times: Adapting to the ‘new normal’

Summer saw the return of workers to Birmingham city centre; coffee shops began to fill and the streets regained their busy vibe.

Workspaces undertook social distancing measures and safely welcomed their tenants back to their offices.

Alpha Works, a flexible office space in the heart of the city, has been no different.

While wellbeing has always been of paramount importance at Alpha Works, the last few months have been focused on ensuring that members have everything they need to continue to run their businesses.

The team recognise that the role of office space has changed significantly this year. It is no longer just a place to work, it is also a symbol of social interaction, a place to reunite with likeminded people, and an opportunity to enjoy facilities that you just don’t get at home (hello birds eye views of the city and good coffee).

Whether you need a quiet space to get your ideas down on paper, a break from those boring homemade lunches in the new onsite café, or a post-work destress in the brand new fitness studio, Alpha Works has all the facilities you need under one roof.

The team understand that returning to the office after so long at home may well cause some anxiety, which is why a range of measures have been introduced to reflect current Government guidelines and protect the community.

The shared office space has been redesigned to improve capacity management, with notices on the maximum number of people using the lifts, increased space between work stations and floor markings added to aid social distancing.

Cleaning has been increased across the floors; hand sanitizing stations are at every Hot-Desk bank and high touch points are a high priority for the cleaning team.

As per the Government’s guidelines, Alpha Works is also track and trace compliant, recently introducing a track and trace compatible QR code to make the system as convenient as possible.

Member wellbeing will always be a top priority for Alpha Works. Whether you are a Hot-Desk, Co-Work member or have your own private office, the community team are on hand to ensure that your return to the office is both safe and positive, whenever you feel comfortable to return.

Billy Xiong

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