De-densification is driving an increase in flexible and remote work, and companies expect their workplace needs to change significantly. More than half of tech firms are considering shedding office space in the next twelve to eighteen months, with flexible workspace operators expected to benefit from the shift.
October 23, 2020
New research shows that four times more women have left the workforce than men, which paints a grim picture of the continuing impact that COVID-19 has had on the US labor force. Urgent intervention is needed, which includes setting realistic expectations and supporting work-life boundaries through flexibility.
October 22, 2020
Here are seven future workplace technology features to expect as the workplace transforms to meet our post-pandemic needs.
October 22, 2020
Protecting the health and wellbeing of employees has emerged as the number one challenge to optimizing the workplace, according to recent report.
October 21, 2020
In every office building, there are a number of specific areas to maintain during the ongoing pandemic. In particular, common areas such as conference rooms, breakout spaces and supply rooms need regular attention.
October 20, 2020
One main shift in the business world today is the increasing number of remote, contractual, and independent workers. While a more flexible workforce enables tasks to be completed faster, it comes with certain management challenges — and that’s where ‘shadow HR’ comes in.
October 16, 2020
As companies resize and retrofit their real estate portfolios, how will their original workspace be repurposed? Among the observations put forward by various CRE companies, there is now a much greater focus on the office as a place for human experience; tenants want social interaction and meaningful collaboration rather than just showing up at the office each day.
October 15, 2020
What happens when your home isn’t properly equipped for work? The solution, according to startup CODI, is to work from your neighbors’ homes. Because while there is a home near any home, there isn’t always a coworking space near any home.
October 15, 2020
Did you know that 41% of employees regularly feel stressed or burned out at work? To coincide with World Mental Health Day and to shine a light on the link between individual wellness and productivity at work, here is a global roundup of statistics about mental health in the workplace.
October 14, 2020
European Freelancers Week (EFWeek) provides opportunities for coworking spaces to forge connections with freelancers and other industry players.
October 13, 2020
A satellite office is a smaller office, often called a branch office, that is physically separate from a company’s headquarters. With remote work on the rise, satellite offices are becoming increasingly popular as they provide home-based workers with a local environment that’s close to home and equipped with the tools they need to be productive.
October 12, 2020
Younger workers expect shorter hours and a more flexible working week going forward, according to a survey of 1,000 office workers. However the office is still valuable, with the majority of respondents currently missing the social aspect and being able to bounce ideas off other people.
October 9, 2020
Will office workers continue to work remotely once we are safely past COVID-19? To find out if remote work is really here to stay, Chris Herd, founder of FirstBaseHQ, spoke to 1,000 companies about their future plans. Here are the key insights.
October 8, 2020
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of keeping active during the working day to combat sedentary behavior. Simple interventions in workplace design — such as sit-stand desks, activity-based zones and ergonomic workstation equipment — can encourage active working for a healthier lifestyle.
October 7, 2020