According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, the government effort to bring more employees back into the workplace has seen commuters grow to over 60%. However, the return to pre-pandemic office occupancy levels won’t occur until at least early 2021 as companies evaluate how to reconfigure their spaces, according to FreeOfficeFinder.
Research from FreeOfficeFinder indicates that companies are opting out of expensive leases and looking into flexible offices to offer some financial relief.
In fact, the findings from FreeOfficeFinder revealed that 89% of businesses are exploring serviced office solutions for January 2021. Additionally, companies looking to downsize their current office space and continue offering flexibility will likely turn to flexible offices to accommodate workers.
“Businesses have to have a great emphasis on ensuring the safety of their workforce and employing Covid-19 measures, while they also have to be able to provide more flexible arrangements for those employees that want to be able to work from home at times,” said Nick Riesel, CEO of FreeOfficeFinder.