Can A Team Bubble Help Keep Your Employees Safe?
COVID-19 has changed everything over the past year. School buildings have been closed as students learn from online teaching or their parents, social distancing is the rule of the day and offices have been vacant while employees work virtually. Now that the vaccine for COVID-19 is rolling out, many businesses are gearing up for the return of employees to the workplace.
Many offices have been reconfigured to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus. They have incorporated disinfectant stations, one-way traffic patterns, wider hallways and privacy screens. Physical distancing has been mandatory. But a new concept is gaining traction as businesses try to protect their employees and have them at the workspace. The office design experts at Desks, Incorporated in Denver, Colorado wanted to share this Team Bubble Concept with you.
What Is The Team Bubble Concept?
As people return to their workspaces, complete physical distancing may not always be possible because groups of employees may need to use shared spaces or be in fairly close physical proximity. One method to balance social or physical distancing and the need to be at the workplace is for an employer to structure its workforce into team bubbles. That means employees work within a specific work group or bubble. Employees that have to interact with one another frequently to complete daily tasks are arranged into a work bubble and tested for the Coronavirus regularly. They can’t interface with other team bubbles directly. This team bubble isolation can be achieved through physical separation within a workspace or temporal separation via rotating work schedule or a combination of both.
• Functional work bubbles should be comprised of the lowest number of individuals who are required to accomplish the work.
• Work bubbles should be strictly separated in space or time or both, thus eliminating the risk of transmission between work bubbles.
• If individuals have to be moved between work bubbles there should be a five-day gap between cluster exposures to match the incubation time of the virus.
• Ideally, employees enter and exit from the workspace should be staggered and grouped my team bubbles.
Talk To An Expert
If the Team Bubble Method isn’t a viable option for your workspace, talk to one of the office design experts at Desks, Incorporated in Denver. The family and veteran-owned business has been helping Denver and Colorado businesses build the ideal workspaces since 1956, and would love to help you keep your employees and workspace safe.
Blog #2: Week of March 15
How To Select A Desk Chair
Do you spend hours every day at a desk? Most office workers in the U.S. spend 75% of their waking hours sitting down. And recently the Mayo Clinic found that for those who sit more than 89 hours per day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to the risks posed by smoking and obesity! If you or your employees spend a lot of time sitting at their desks, it’s important to have office chairs that provide back support as well as comfort, in order to reduce employee absenteeism.
There are many different types of office chairs available. Here’s a breakdown.
• Task Chairs are perfect for use at a regular computer desk. They are easily height adjustable, lightweight and not too large for smaller workspaces. Some are available with ergonomic features. They’re not as padded as executive chairs.
• Executive Chairs are well padded and very comfortable for short term use. They usually have high backs and are used in a lot of managers’ offices. Ergonomic features are not common, so they are not ideal for all-day use. They usually aren’t fully adjustable and can be too large for small workspaces.
• Drafting Chairs are taller than typical office chairs. They’re designed to be used at a drafting table or a standing desk. They are usually fully adjustable.
• Ergonomic Chairs are specially designed for comfort and support with the contours of your body. They can be adjusted at a range of body points like the seat height, seat depth, backrest height, backrest tilt and armrests. An ergonomic chair can provide optimal support.
There are many things to consider when selecting an office chair, including materials, color and design, lumbar support and wheel base. Lumbar support is one of the most important factors to consider, especially if you have back problems (or want to avoid them.) And when selecting a material for your chair, remember—if your office tends to get hot, choose a mesh fabric that’s breathable. It can help you avoid overheating. However, mesh could wear down quicker over time compared to chairs made from sturdier materials.
Talk To an Office Chair Expert
Whether you’re looking for 50 chairs for your workspace in the Denver Tech Center or just one for your home office in Littleton, talk to the experts at Desks, Incorporated in Denver. They can guide you to the perfect office chair to fit your body, your needs and your budget. In business since 1956, Desks, Incorporated is family owned and operated. Their team is committed to providing you with the best office furniture in Denver.