Post-Pandemic Workplace Keynote

Joachim Stempfle

Even in terms of ways of working, the year 2020, with the most widespread pandemic in recent history, undoubtedly represented a moment of change and re-adaptation of many habits that characterised work environments over the last 20 years.

This keynote, reflected on the ways of working over the last two years, tries to answer one of the most widespread questions concerning working environments: what should the post-pandemic workplace look like?

Dr Joachim Stempfle provides key insights into what is important to consider when creating the post-pandemic workplace in order for it to have a marked human-centric focus.

Based on recent studies and considering the broader picture of the impacts the crisis has had on human beings, the keynote focuses on the demands of people and what human beings really need from a psychological point of view. In the third and final episode of this keynote, some practical examples of designing post-pandemic working environments are given.

Part 1/3

Crisis & Megatrends
What is the impact on people?

This first part of the keynote focuses on the impact the crisis had on people at individual, organisational and societal level.
Today, in order to shape a new reality, it is vital to learn from some of the aspects that emerged during the pandemic.

Part 2/3

What are people looking for
and what are fundamental human needs?

Based on the learnings and changes in the working environment during the pandemic, people ask for specific improvements or value different aspects, such as working more remotely. Looking into the basic human needs from a psychological perspective, the ask of people is not always in sync with what humans need to be able to thrive.

Part 3/3

How to design the post-pandemic workplace?

After analysing the impact of the crisis on people and what they actually need from a psychological perspective, the final part of this keynote focuses on “How to design the post-pandemic workplace”.