by Brianna Crandall — May 4, 2020 — Workplace platform Eden just launched an innovative tactical playbook called “The 12-Point Plan For Workplace Re-Entry.” It includes a comprehensive whitepaper and five-part webinar series focused on empowering workplace leaders to make essential changes that all offices, big and small, will need to institute to facilitate healthy and safe reentry processes amid COVID-19.
The 12-Point Plan is co-authored by Eden’s CEO & Co-Founder Joe Du Bey and its President, Property Services, Colette Temmink, who recently joined Eden after leading integrated facilities management at Cushman & Wakefield. To develop this comprehensive plan, Eden partnered with more than 20 industry veterans, including some of its most seasoned customers, commercial real estate partners, deep cleaning/disinfection experts and trade organizations such as JLL Technologies, Fifth Wall and CRETech.
Du Bey stated:
Radical changes to the global economy and our various workplaces have been imposed on us almost overnight. To reactivate businesses in every market we immediately engaged with some of the smartest minds in real estate to devise a detailed plan that is tactical and specific, but also allows for enough flexibility to adjust as necessary as more information about our collective health and safety becomes available.
Offering guidance under a lean budget, the consortium’s 12 recommended action areas for seamless reentry include in-depth instructions on everything from how to roll out an upfront disinfecting deep clean and creating sanitation stations, to insights on how companies can modify food and drink services and reimagine high-touch office areas. For human resources (HR) leaders, the playbook includes key takeaways on updating visitor and sick policies, as well as recommendations on how to phase worker reentry.
Small and mid-sized companies employ a significant percentage of the US population, so we wanted to help by sharing information that was actionable through a point-by-point plan designed for workplace leaders. Given the amount of time employees spend in traditional workplaces, our desire is to assist employers and landlords in creating safer environments for reentering offices of all sizes, either in phases, waves, or shifts.
Eden is also hosting a five-part webinar series beginning April 29 as a resource for office and facilities managers (FMs), real estate owners and other workplace leaders who are closely following recommended changes in response to the pandemic. The series will offer deep-dive discussions to review tactical steps that all organizations should take to ensure an effective office reentry.
Having recently acquired Managed by Q from WeWork with the help of investors led by JLL Technologies, Eden is available in 25 global metro areas, with more than 2,000 service vendors. Through Eden’s managed marketplace, it provides all facilities and workplace experience services — from janitorial to handymen to IT support and beyond — and products required to run a high-standards office.
The San Francisco- and New York-based company’s customized software provides centralized service partner bid collection as well as vendor management and a billing system. Account managers and project managers oversee all customer operations and ensure successful outcomes; Eden says it can save FMs, global owners and property managers over 20 percent in cost versus managing a collection of individual service vendors.
For access to The 12-Point Plan For Workplace Re-Entry, webinar registration and other COVID-19-related resources, visit the company’s Workplace Re-Entry Resources webpage. See also FMLink’s Calendar of Events page for a listing of these and other COVID-19-related webinars and events.