Raiffeisen Bank Aval (Kyiv) does not plan to reduce office space in 2020, said Alexander Pisaruk, Board Chairman of the bank Oleksandr Pysaruk has said.
“In the medium term, I see an opportunity to reduce office space for a number of reasons, but probably not this year,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
According to Pysaruk, the reduction in office space will depend on the pace of the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), morbidity, and also the acceleration of the digitalization trend.
At the same time, the board chairman spoke about the bank’s plans for redevelopment of offices in accordance with the social distancing rules during lockdown.
“As for the office space, it needs to be redesigned. The combination of presence of a smaller number of employees in the office with larger distances between workstations requires a systematic review of approaches to managing office real estate, including the interior, the number and quality of sites,” Pysaruk said.