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Bristol X Workplace Week International 2020


Bristol X Workplace Week International 2020


Join leading furniture manufacturer Bristol India for a lively panel featuring four industry experts, spanning diverse industries and roles. As workers (and businesses alike) stare at uncertainty and unpredictability in more than one aspect of their lives, the panel will explore the importance and the nuances of designing ‘work’ that is psychologically safe for employees; towards shaping a world of work that reduces anxiety and allows workers to remain focused.

Share your questions and participate in interactive live polls as the panelists share their challenges and physical and psychological impacts of the transitions on their employees, organizational structure, work space design and business.

Mr. Sumeet Anand

Over 25 years of work experience in Corporate Real Estate functions in reputed Architectural firms, Real Estate Consultancy firms and leadership positions at various multinational organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC (India Real Estate Banking Head) and J P Morgan (Head of Real Estate South Asia) and in his last assignment as the Global Infrastructure and Logistics Leader for Genpact managing above 6M square feet of real estate portfolio across 30 countries Globally. Sumeet is a real estate veteran with an Architectural degree, a Fellow Valuer and is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Renowned for his orator ship and pragmatic insights, Sumeet has mentored many professionals in this field. Connect with him here.

Ms. Karen Plum

Ms. Karen Plum is Director of R&D at workplace consultancy AWA (Advanced Workplace Associates). Karen joined AWA in 1998, prior to working in HR and general management in the Financial Services sector and now has 20+ years’ experience delivering workplace projects for clients including Microsoft, Treasury Solicitors, Nationwide, PCUK, RBS, Grosvenor Estates and University of London. Karen leads AWA’s research programme – topics include knowledge worker productivity, cognitive fitness and virtual workforce management, and she has helped turn the results into workshop / gamified tools and regularly shares insights at industry events and on local Radio. Connect with her here.

Mr. Vistasp Bhagwagar

Architect Vistasp Bhagwagar, is the Principal Architect / Managing Director of the Design Firm, ARCHITECT VISTASP & ASSOCIATES (acronym: AVA) set up in 1997, providing Interior and Architectural Consultancy. Vistasp is a Registered Member of the Council of Architecture, an Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Architects (AIIA), an active member of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) and a Registered Member of the Green Building Council. In addition to these, Vistasp has also had experience in teaching students of Architecture and Interior Design and has penned columns in newspapers and magazines. Connect with him here.

Ms. Geetanjali

Ms. Geetanjali is an award-winning writer and a TEDx and Global Keynote speaker. Educated in India and the United States, Geetanjali Pandit is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and Delhi University’s Faculty of Law. Her career in Human Resource Management spans over 20 years of Functional and Board Level experience. She has played a global role for EIH Limited (East India Hotels) and led the Human Resource function as the CHRO for The India Today Group, The Indian Express Group and Zee Media Corporation for a decade. Geetanjali’s book Buddha At Work has found global acclaim. As of January 2020 it is touching lives across 4 continents, 8 countries, 3 languages in 5 editions. Geetanjali has emerged as one of the finest global voices in the arena of practical wellbeing and practical spirituality. Connect with her here.

Patrick Yong Regional Sales Director of Bristol

Mr. Patrick Yong

Mr. Patrick is the Director of Sales for the APAC region at Bristol Group of Companies. He has 13 years in the furniture industry and has lived in Indonesia, India and Singapore. He is currently leading the Bristol team in India, Indonesia and International sales. Connect with him here.

Register here today.

Have you heard about WORKPLACE WEEK INTERNATIONAL 2020? The four-day online event (9-12 November 2020) offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from workplace leaders of leading organizations around the world (Twitter, JP Morgan Chase, PwC, Innocent Drinks, Skyscanner, Deloitte and more!) about how they’re navigating change in 2020 and what their ‘new normal’ looks like as they implement their ‘return to work’ strategies. Whether change has come about as a result of the pandemic, or whether it’s simply accelerated as a result of the challenges of 2020, this is your chance to hear first-hand what other organizations are doing when it comes to implementing new working practices, styles, technology and infrastructure to create positive and sustainable change. Sessions are just $15 each or $70 for an unlimited weekly pass – and all proceeds will be donated to charity partners: BBC Children in Need, Make A Wish and I Have A Dream Foundation. Visit for more info.

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Office Furniture Solutions For The Post Lock-down Workplace


Office Furniture Solutions for the Post-Lockdown Workplace

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.” Never did we think a day like this would come in our lifetime.

This epidemic which took everyone by storm, changed the way we do business, the way we interact with each other and the way we work. Things will change once restrictions are lifted and offices resume and the workforce will fire up their engines to pave the way for India becoming a super economy but office administrations will face a challenging situation of how to manage the workforce within the offices.

Workplaces which were built entirely on the concept of open offices will face the maximum challenges as during this pandemic period close contact between work forces is the last thing any office administration will want. Being in the office furniture industry, we thought of sharing few solutions which might be helpful for offices existing and new to promote the concept of human distancing.

White Artiv workstation in blue glass panel

Installation of higher front panels

Firstly, the introduction of wider sized workstations of minimum dimensions of 1500x750mm to increase the distancing between the linear seating arrangements. Installation of higher front panel with height 500 mm or more with non-fabric material as fabric has tendency to soak aerosol particles which may be released when the person sneezes. More importantly, it can be easily cleaned or sanitized by disinfectant soaked clothes or sprays.

Encourage the distancing

Installation of panels vertically across the workstations to encourage the distancing between the workstation. New offices can think of bringing back the panel based systems which creates more sense of enclosed space.

Artiv workstation with decorative sticker on glass panel

Panel or cubicle workstations

Bristol has many adaptable products such as Artiv, Klug, Decibel 43 that are easy to install and promotes distancing, creating an isolated work space for the user.

Mesh chairs are easier to disinfect

Usage of Nylon mesh based chairs wherein the seating and backrest both are made up of Nylon mesh can easily be disinfected and cleaned without any damage to the material in comparison to the fabric cushion based chairs.

Soul chair midback full mesh

Mobile furniture for configuration changes

Installation of foldable / mobile tables for meeting rooms for easier mobility of the tables to accommodate appropriate distancing from the multiple users in the room.

Swift tables in a circular layout ready for meeting

White Artiv workstation in blue glass panel Artiv workstation with decorative sticker on glass panel Soul chair midback full mesh Swift tables in a circular layout ready for meeting