Extending Remote Working
Though businesses around the world are re-opening their offices, we are also seeing a rise in companies opting to extend the remote working option for their employees. Companies like Twitter and Facebook have declared, indefinitely, their doors will not re-open.
Studies have shown that many employees prefer flexible and/or remote working models. These models greatly benefit the employee. This reduces commuting costs - which aids in decreasing pollution. Other benefits for employees can be an increased time with family and more control over personal time.
However, the impacts of remote working for the employer varies. For some companies it means a lower workspace density, which could result in money saved on rent. This savings affords companies opportunities to redirect funds saved on real estate for a new workspace design. For others it means a lack of resources for tasks needed to be accomplished hands on. Our job at fresh connect is to aid clients with reimagining how to best utilize office space. Although remote working is suitable for some employees, there still remains a steadfast need for the physical office space.
The opportunities businesses have post COVID-19, in both maximizing space and density, will result in a need for dynamic utilization of the available space, facilitated by desk reservation and new technology, like fresh connect. We believe offices will increasingly become places primarily for collaboration and meeting clients, rather than a place to achieve normal workday activities. We are ready to assist in the smooth transition of smarter space usage.