Companies have spent the majority of 2020 learning how to be flexible. While remote work may have worked for a while, its limitations have soon become apparent.
For instance, creativity thrives when employees can collaborate in real time, which is vital for team engagement and productivity. While working from home and collaborating over digital channels, many people — particularly younger generations — are missing out on the natural mentorship and community they would have experienced in an office setting.
Now, people and teams are heading back to their (Covid-safe) offices in droves, in an effort to recoup that face-to-face collaboration, culture and work-life balance they’ve been missing.
So-called ‘enterprise flex’ is one emerging trend.
It’s a blend of traditional office leasing and modern coworking; landlords offer greater flexibility through shorter lease terms, as well as greater choice of space, and in doing so are attracting larger firms that want the best of both worlds.