Physical offices have been proven to be unnecessary for several companies as many have been forced to move to a remote workforce.
Inevitably, offices will become more virtual in the future, but that doesn’t mean that workers do not value the sense of community and socialization aspects of being in an actual office. This shift will lead offices to become a place where people are connected on a more personal level.
Prior to the closure of several flexible offices and coworking spaces, several companies across the world were moving towards a more flexible workforce. Now, building owners and office operators have time to rethink their office design to accommodate the changing needs of workers.
Offices will need to put greater emphasis on the wellness of occupants, which will mean ensuring healthy air quality, as well as smart buildings that can measure the behavior of occupants and allow designers to modify the office space to meet those needs.
Implementing touchless technology in lieu of elevator buttons, light switches and door knobs will also be essential to prevent the spread of illness.