Dr. Lorissa MacAllister recently published her latest Studying Spaces column “Resetting for post-pandemic occupancies” in Health Facilities Management Magazine detailing how to set your return to the office up for success. To dig into the topic a little deeper, we are sharing some key takeaways to keep in mind when returning to the office, and why they matter for your organization.
Due to the pandemic, the outlook for businesses has drastically changed. We have seen a devastating effect on the financial health of the world and the pandemic has caused the largest decline in spending since 1959 as stated by the Washington Post. This decline and shift of volume and services have created many industries, especially healthcare, to view things in a different light. According to AMN Healthcare, studies show that one of the highest portions of hospital spending is attributed to labor costs, making up 54% of total spending. As if the pandemic was not enough to influence the labor workforce, there is also a continual loss of labor with a noted $18M shortfall reported by the World Health Organization. Now more than ever, it is necessary to retain top talent and support them through this phase of transition and growth.