Companies are planning their next moves as they strategize how to accommodate the needs of employees during this transformative time in history.
With millions of people working remotely for the majority of this year, organizations are looking into adopting satellite offices that would help support workers who still want an office to work out of, without risking their health and safety.
Many companies are looking into a hybrid work arrangement that allows employees to have a choice between working at home, or coming into an office space that is outside of major cities and closer to their homes.
This is not only beneficial for employees, but also to companies who are looking to cut down on costs of maintaining large headquarters. This also opens the door for them to diversify their workplace as geographical location is no longer a deal breaker when hiring new talent.
Employees have cited experiencing feelings of isolation when working remotely, but also enjoy the lack of commute. Adopting satellite offices helps workers enjoy the benefits of both working arrangements, while helping them maintain a healthy work-life balance.
It will be trial and error for organizations to figure out how much office space is necessary for their operations. But once the kinks have been ironed out, companies will be able to ensure business continuity moving forward.