Flexibility has become the central factor in how companies operate and what employees want out of their work arrangements.
From there, the 3-2-2 model has emerged, allowing professionals to spend three days in the office, two days working from home and two rest days.
This will have a clear impact on the commercial real estate world, with CBRE suggesting that remote working could cut the need for office space by 15% after the pandemic.
However, this does not mean that the office will be irrelevant. In fact, companies will still continue returning to offices that have a renewed role of keeping employees safe.
A recent trend report from CBRE actually found that “occupiers are increasingly demanding flexible space options, shared meeting space, indoor air quality, connected building apps and touchless technology when considering new leases.”
This means that although tenants will reduce their office footprint, the quality of the workspaces will be more prioritized.
For 3-2-2 workers, they will anticipate a workplace that is equipped with tools and amenities to keep them safe, such as private workspaces, touchless technology and other components to support their health and wellness.
This strategy also helps professionals who have expressed the desire to return to the office, while also keeping occupancy levels at a safe number.