Despite demand for UK flexible offices dropping 20% of pre-pandemic levels, many operators have remained open with very limited staff.
This way we work is expected to change indefinitely, with new trends emerging from the coronavirus lockdowns. One study found that 30% of the global workforce is expected to work from home multiple times throughout the week by the end of 2021.
Instant Offices anticipates that once the pandemic is over, companies will be implementing more agile solutions for office space and using new methods that will allow them to be more cost efficient.
Flexible offices that remain closed are navigating new ways to keep their employees engaged. For instance, some are offering financial guidance, HR assistance, and using online communication tools to keep the community connected.
Virtual office tours have also become more popular as companies continue to plan for office space in the future. In fact, there has been a 75% increase in clients doing virtual office tours over the past few months.
Additionally, businesses are utilizing virtual office addresses to maintain day to day operations, such as receptionist services as well as mailbox services.
For workers who cannot work from home, workspace providers have been taking extra measures in sanitizing and cleaning private office spaces, while also changing office layouts to encourage physical distancing.