Office Trends in the Post-Coronavirus Era
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant shifts in office operations around the world. And after the first shock, it turned out that remote work has its advantages and this experience can be further used to increase efficiency and optimize resources.
Following state protocols and using internal safety manuals, new models of work are developed. Instead of 8 hours of daily work in the office, enterprises where it is possible offer a certain part of the time to work at home. In addition, often according to the same requirements, offices control that at the same time in the premises there are no more than 20-40-50% of the staff. What is this talking about?
- Firstly, a personal workplace loses its meaning, as an employee works 3-4 days a week outside the office. Flexible offices will become more and more popular. This opens a huge field for the imagination of architects and designers, as well as facilitation managers. It is necessary to properly zonate the space, organize various places for collaboration, premises for tasks that require concentration, and that the entire office is convenient.
- Secondly, thanks to the same remote work, companies already require less office space, as part of the office is idle all the time.
- Thirdly, coworkings will gain popularity. For small companies, in which part of the staff also performs a certain part of the work remotely, it simply becomes not profitable to rent an entire office for their activities. It is enough to rent coworkings for meetings and group tasks.
For many years now, international experts have been predicting a shift in preferences in favor of flexible offices and coworking, and most likely quarantine around the world has accelerated the process of transforming office life.