DGI was honored to have their work featured in the WGBH news story, “Why Go To The Office? Few Want To — Some Need To.” The segment appeared on WGBH’s series Greater Boston on July 20.
Agios Pharmaceuticals develops medicines to treat cancer and rare diseases. Part of their staff works in the lab, with some work is required to be performed in person. DGI created return-to-work signage to align with Agios’s protocols requiring glove- and mask-wearing, proper hygiene, social distancing, occupancy limits and daily screenings. Several examples are visible in the video including:
- Wall, window, floor and elevator decals
- Health screening checkpoint signage
- Retractable stands
- Stairway directional signage
- Table tent cards
- Building entry, area closed, out of service and occupancy signage
Amy DellaGuistina, the manager of environmental, health and safety for Agios explained, “When developing our return-to-work policies, we realized we’d need to get creative about communication of changes to our everyday operations. With social distancing as the new normal, traditional methods like tours, demonstrations and in-person training sessions are totally off the table! We reached out to DGI for help to visually communicate key information about new occupancy limits, health screening checkpoints, procedural changes, area closures, directional travel…the list goes on.”
While DGI often installs signage on-site, Agios preferred to self-install, saving money and time for this critical project. In addition, all materials were branded with Agios’s corporate colors, so employees were immediately aware this messaging was meant for them. DGI’s signage also includes encouragement to go home after on-site work for the day is complete.
Returning to work can be stressful for employees. They may wonder: Where do I stand? How many people can I ride in the elevator with? How far apart do I need to be? What about conference room meetings? What spaces am I allowed to occupy? In the video, you see DGI’s signage in action answering these important questions for members of the Agios team. Additional products in DGI’s custom signage line, for both indoor and outdoor applications, can enhance your safety communication plans. Examples range from wayfinding and CDC infographics to restroom signage, freestanding fold-and-go towers for public spaces, workstation shields and dividers.
“We’ve received nothing but fantastic feedback from our onsite team, visitors and Agios leadership,” said DellaGuistina. “Many of our scientists have commented on what an impact the signage has made. During this unprecedented time, the return to on-site work was uncharted territory. We’re all so thankful to DGI for helping us to smooth the transition!”
As more employees return to the office, workplace signage can make a difference keeping your company healthy, safe, productive and stress-free. To discuss how DGI can help you and your team with a return to the office, contact us today.