8 things that will change in office culture after Covid 19
- Shrinking offices spaces thus reducing their footprint and the price tag that comes with large offices.
- Companies will look to decentralise and diversify. A number of companies are now considering moving away from the CBDs and closer to employees’ homes.
- More companies will allow pets in the office (Pet ownership has increased dramatically during the shut down)
- Healthy and smart buildings are going to be in more demand as people want to feel safe. We will see a rise in office gyms and lots of plants as part of this.
- Offices will move closer to local shops, with free car parking and easy access for their customers.
- There’ll be more emphasis on spaces for collaboration. A lot of people have liked working remotely, but the biggest driver to get people back into the workspace is the need for collaboration on work and projects.
- Large coworking spaces will be in less demand Post-pandemic, people are much more aware of the importance of personal space and are less keen to share desks, says Jim Groves, co-founder and chief executive of co-working platform Rubberdesk.
- Flexibility in leases. Sudden pandemics left companies unsure of their future as they were locked into leases. We will see increased flexibility on the amount of space they have, and shorter leases so they can readjust more quickly.
What do you think? Are we about to shift away from the traditional structure of CBD offices to a more suburban presence? Lets wait and see shall we.