Companies have settled into their remote working policies, and business leaders are working to keep employees engaged and connected without the crutch of physical interaction.
Analysis has found that only 25% of workers have come back into offices across 10 large cities. This comes as no surprise since major companies like Twitter and Square have revealed their commitment to remote working in the long-term.
However, other organizations who are keeping their offices are working to figure out how their workspace can meet the demands of the evolving workforce.
For some, this means turning to alternative, fully-outfitted workspace solutions.
This method is ideal as it still allows companies to cut down on real estate costs, while also helping employees who want to come into a safe office without long commutes.
Moving forward, short-term leases and flexible contracts will be crucial for companies looking to stay agile and cost efficient.
Becoming agile will require companies to prioritize what workers need out of their workspace. This includes understanding the purpose of the office, who needs to come into the space and how to fund and operate it.
Once that is determined, business leaders can choose the type of space that will best accommodate their workforce now and in the future.
With many workers expressing a desire to continue working from home part of the week, this likely means companies will be cutting down on their overall real estate footprint.
That is why some organizations are opting for a hub-and-spoke model that features one main headquarters and smaller offices dispersed throughout suburbs.