The workplace as the safe hub for community & collaboration
Offices and homes must evolve to meet hybrid work models, and collaboration will be at the center of workplace redesigns. While employees may continue to do individual work from home, 70% of workers believe the office is better suited to connect with colleagues.
To attract and retain workers back to the workplace, it must:
- Prioritize safety with touchless technologies, physical distancing, visitor management, and updated policies
- Deliver communal and mixed-use spaces that foster collaboration and socializing
- Make it simple to find a desk, reserve a collaboration space, and connect with colleagues using a smart employee experience app
Seamless experiences between remote & in-office work
While nearly 75% of workers agreed that the the office remains fundamental, not everyone can or will return. A frictionless experience will:
- Ensure continuity and fluidity between in-office work and remote work
- Level the playing field to support in-office workers to collaborate easily with their remote counterparts
- Offer mobile-first tools that simplify access to support, information, and colleagues
Align your workplace to real-world demand
Improve the efficiency and well-being of workers and workplaces by capturing historical and real-time data measuring the usage and productivity of the workplace—by work zone, department, floor, or campus. Sophisticated occupancy data and space utilization technology will help companies anticipate the ideal size and location of the future workplace.
Is the office back?
COVID-19 created a work-from-home culture but companies are trying to make the office appealing again. USA Today discusses how offices are being upgraded to support a returning workforce.
3 ways the pandemic changed what the office will look like
CNBC asks workplace experts how the pandemic could change the future of work, and offers new insights into what kind of offices workers will return to in 2021.