The idiom “ice breaker” originates from the nineteenth century’s ice rifting ships, designed to help sailing in the arctic regions. The vessels broke large ice floes apart into smaller pieces, so that the ship could pass through. Likewise, meeting ice breakers as we know today are witty exercises incorporated into a team activity, supposed to crack social discomfort or timidity, and open ways for relaxed collaboration.
YAROOMS founder Dragos Badea sat with business advisor and mentor Lee Huang to discuss how we help organizations during the coronavirus outbreak and what we have prepared for the post-lockdown workplace.
Most of the commercial real estate executives have already moved past crisis mode and are now busy planning for re-entry of their workforce to the office. Similarly, university officials are drafting their strategies for September, when students are expected to fill campuses again.
Modern workspaces were not designed for social distancing. Despite that, the two-meters-away rule will play a big part in changeover from quarantine to office routine. How to prepare for the upcoming transition?