Companies are now reevaluating the need for office space after finding success in employees working from home, but there are still benefits to having a physical office.
Although working from home offers perks such as a better work-life balance, having a physical workspace provides an environment that cannot be replicated virtually.
The most essential aspect of creating the best office space possible is to emphasize the health, wellness and safety of employees. The return to the office will take strategic planning that is thoughtful and empathetic.
One way to improve the office, encourage collaboration, and keep employees safe is to decrease the density of the space itself and implement alternating schedules to limit the amount of people in the workspace. Additionally, offering more agility so groups can easily rearrange the environment to accommodate their needs can help the office evolve smoothly.
Reconfiguring the physical office takes immense planning, so utilizing the best practices to ensure a seamless transition should include having an understanding of why the space is being restructured. Furthermore, companies should have a team of experts, like an architect, interior designer and general contractor, to fully realize the company’s goals.
Companies should also consider partnering with a project manager to ensure that the entire project runs smoothly from start to finish and provide insight into issues that may have not been realized before.