Fewer desks, more open spaces: How the pandemic is changing Singapore's offices

“The safe six” posters, which state the rules to follow, are pasted everywhere around the office of C&W Services, the facilities and engineering arm of commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.
“The safe six” posters, which state the rules to follow, are pasted everywhere around the office of C&W Services, the facilities and engineering arm of commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - It is 8.30am on March 27, 2023. Mrs Aileen Tan takes a water bottle and cardigan from her office locker, picks her desk for the day, and settles down to work.

Two hours in, she heads to a soundproof "phone booth" to take a call. Mrs Tan leaves early for a medical appointment, planning to work from home afterwards. If she needs anything in the office, she knows the onsite concierge is on standby to help.

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