Working from home has been the key characteristic that has defined the last few years.
However, this time has allowed for more possibilities about what the physical office could look like. Remote working, hybrid models, shorter workweeks are all here to stay, but that doesn’t mean that the office will disappear.
Now is the time to reimagine what the office may look like in the future and what purpose it serves during this time.
With many people expected to split their time between home and the office in the coming years, businesses will need to take up space in a way that makes sense and doesn’t cost a fortune.
Additionally, offices will need to be outfitted with the purpose of making employees want to come into the workspace. Creating a home-like, cozy feel and shedding mundane cubicles is a good first step.
Modern offices should focus on creating a hospitable environment that nourishes employee’s productivity, as well as their overall wellbeing.
When workers do come into the office, they are likely doing so to collaborate with colleagues or for other necessary in-person events.
With this, companies’ new offices should incorporate the right technology, such as fast WiFi, video conferencing capabilities, smart software, and others, to ensure that in-person work runs smoothly.