President of Corporate Environments Jay Weiland talks about how office spaces have been impacted by the pandemic on today’s All About Real Estate segment of the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast. Take a listen to learn the ways Corporate Environments meets changing customer expectations to provide functional and safe office workspaces. Jay also discusses the company’s manufacturer relations, shifting workspace designs and recent projects.
New to the corporate office environment, Weiland was recently appointed as the president of Corporate Environments in 2020. Weiland has a background in mechanical engineering robotics and worked in roles related to marketing, the technical field and the supply chain. Two years ago, he joined Corporate Environments as President after learning about the company’s values and mission.
Corporate Environments has been in business for over 30 years and primarily serves as a commercial interiors provider. Corporate Environments works to design commercial spaces and select all of the products needed to build out those spaces and furnish them. The company works with over 300 manufacturers to ultimately bring the vision for a commercial space to life. Although Corporate Environments primarily serves commercial office spaces, the company also specializes in product selection for a wide variety of environments within education, government and healthcare.
Corporate Environment’s manufacturers range from three primary segments dedicated to furniture, technology and interior construction. Within each of these segments, Corporate Environment has key partners that it aims to build strong relationships with to add the most value for their customers such as top-tier discounting, customer service and warranty support. By maintaining connections with a high number of vendors, Corporate Environments ensures customers have access to the best selection, functionality and cost.
“It’s been fascinating working during a time when the rubber hits the road. Our customers, depending on the business, had to react and respond differently,” said Weiland. “Some customers are still remote, and some customers have been in the building full-time since June of last year. It’s across the board, and it just depends on the particular business.”
When interacting with customers during the pandemic, Corporate Environments saw a range of different approaches to maintaining office spaces as employees began to work remotely. Many large companies opted to postpone any major changes to offices to assess the impact of the pandemic, while others saw the transition to remote work as an opportunity to renovate while everyone was out.
Corporate Environments aids its customers in determining how they intend the office spaces to serve their employees upon their return to the office space. The pandemic has had a significant impact on many companies’ plans for utilizing their office space including how often they plan for employees to be present and if they require a permanent or temporary location.
”What we’re curious to see is if the social distancing aspect is going to remain in the long run. How long are we going to try to promote physical barriers between work stations,” said Weiland. “It’ll be interesting to see how long that is part of the vernacular in conversation as we think about interior workspaces.”
By asking broad questions about the work being done in the environment and important takeaways the customer has gained from working remotely, Corporate Environments helps counsel customers to create an ideal workspace based on their values moving forward from the pandemic. The function of the roles performed in the space largely dictates the priorities for the office’s design and layout. Company roles that can function entirely remotely may focus on spaces for team building, while roles that require collaboration may concentrate on creating a hybrid work environment with furniture to promote a productive teamwork space.
Listen to the full interview above for more information on the services offered by Corporate Environments. To learn more about Corporate Environments, visit www.CorporateEnvironments.com.
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