How Will COVID-19 Influence the Resiliency of Labs in the Future?
Survey Findings | Top Priorities
Our client advisors were given the opportunity to provide feedback on how these concepts are impacting their businesses as well as how they plan to respond. Their recommendations highlighted the importance of Employee Wellbeing, Team Mobility and Facility Adaptability:
- Maintain a focus on pre-pandemic priorities. Now more than ever, sustainability and resiliency strategies are critical to the longevity of research environments.
- Re-examine space programming and real estate portfolios with current and future needs in mind.
- Future laboratory environments will need to support quickly evolving research and foster health and wellbeing.
- To be successful, research enterprises, business continuity of operations and facility development must be agile and responsive to continuous change.
While the pandemic has undoubtedly changed “business as usual” for the near future, we remain focused and dedicated to extending our time horizon farther afield to understand the future impact on research and laboratory environments. With this in mind, we will conduct a follow up survey in the first quarter of 2021. Our follow-up survey will help us understand not only the immediate recovery efforts research organizations made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also what long-term impacts our current health crisis will likely have on the lab of the future.